Princess Eugenie posts cute photos of Jack & August for Father’s Day

For Father’s Day, Princess Eugenie posted these photos on Instagram, of her husband Jack Brooksbank with their son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank. Eugenie has just been showing off Jack on her social media, and that seems to have satiated the British media’s need for “baby photos.” Which is fine. Eugenie gets to control it. Jack and Eugenie seem to be enjoying these months together with August, and Jack seems completely in love with that baby. I love the photo of August sleeping on Jack’s chest! So cute.

Meanwhile, the York princesses have been sort of affected by the larger conversations about how Prince Charles will “streamline the monarchy” when he’s king. Weeks ago, there was a curious story about how Charles will “tighten the purse strings” around the Yorks specifically, which was interesting for many different reasons. One, Beatrice and Eugenie don’t get public funding. Their lifestyles are partially funded by their father, and their father is mostly financed – sort of – by the Queen and her private assets. In the stories about how Charles will ensure that the Sussex children are not given “prince and princess” titles, there was this odd aside:

The full details of Charles’s plan for a slimmed-down Monarchy have never been revealed, but it has been speculated that only heirs to the throne and their immediate families will receive full titles, financial support from the public purse through the Sovereign Grant and police protection funded by the taxpayer.

Charles and his younger brother, the Duke of York, have already been at loggerheads about what security Andrew’s daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie should receive in future. Now Harry and Meghan have found themselves caught up, too.

[From The Daily Mail]

The security issue was decided years ago – Beatrice and Eugenie do not receive royal protection. Andrew still receives royal protection though, and it was reported in recent months that his mother pays for it out of her own pocket too. Now, Beatrice and Eugenie both live in homes which are part of the Crown properties. Eugenie and Jack live in Frogmore Cottage, and Beatrice has one of the cottages in Kensington Palace, plus she stays at Royal Lodge a lot. Will Charles take that away? Will he also withdraw Beatrice and Eugenie’s princess titles and their HRHs? That’s the real question. The protection issue has been settled. For the Yorks, it will be about where they live and whether they keep their HRHs and titles when King Chuck’s reign begins.

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Photos courtesy of Eugenie’s IG.

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  1. girl_ninja says:

    They seem like a really sweet little family. I think Charles sucks. That’s it.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Girl Ninja that is perfectly put. In spite of their parents, the York girls seem sweet. Charles sucks. William sucks worse. The baby is also adorable.

      • sunny says:

        Yes! Love these photos and Jack is giving adorable dad vibes. Happy the York princesses found joy despite their messy, cruel, sketchy families.

  2. Becks1 says:

    Those pictures are really sweet. I think she does a good job with her IG and the pics she shares of August. And Jack always looks so happy.

    the renewed discussion about slimming down the monarchy is weird. Someone said on one of the recent posts that maybe they all are getting SG money and we just dont know it. But if that’s the case, and Charles is going to cut them all off, then we’re back to the question of whether the SG will decrease.

  3. JanetDR says:

    Cute pictures! Nice to see with all of the nonsense that’s been happening.

  4. Lori says:

    Actually Eugenie takes a lot of guff from the BM for not showing the baby’s face. Alot, and gets lumped in with H&M for their Archie pics which never show Archie’s face. I mean the UK public dont pay for either of these babies so I dont know why they feel entitled to see their faces.

    • Becks1 says:

      I like that she doesn’t show his face that much. Sometimes you see half of it or something, but I like that for the most part she keeps him private. I can imagine why the BM is salty over it though lol.

    • Jay says:

      That’s interesting, and probably the kind of attitude that just confirms all of thei reasons not to show August’s face! It’s creepy that there are people who feel they have a “right” to see a baby, especially a stranger’s baby.

      I have a similar no-face photo policy about my offspring (not that any media outlets are asking, lol), and the hardest part honestly is dealing with relatives/grandparents that wouldn’t think twice about posting my kid’s face and location all over facebook! That’s the sole reason most of them have Facebook!

      It’s a conversation that has to happen early and often, and I wonder if Eugenie insists on approving anything posted by her parents in particular, or if that will be an issue in the future!

      • Emmitt says:

        One of my friends is only allowed (!) by her husband to have social media accounts if she does NOT post ANY photos of the children. If you want to see the kids, you better go see them in person (she does not email photos of the kids either).

        Just for creepy people reasons, I would not post my children’s faces (if I had any) on social media.

  5. Lizzie Bathory says:

    Awww. Jack looks like such a happy, tired dad! He & Eugenie always seem like they adore each other.

  6. Jais says:

    Charles’ reign of terror will begin by just stripping everyone of their HRH and titles. Instead of “off w your head,” it’s “off with your title.”

  7. Sofia says:

    Jack and Eugenie have a very cute family. And I doubt Charles will take away their titles. What he can say I suppose is “stop using your HRH in public/work” like they’ve said to the Sussexes but legally taking them? I don’t think so. And as for where they’ll stay, Charles will probably make them pay market rent (if they don’t do so already) and that will be that.

    • Emmitt says:

      Can Charles make Eugenie pay market rent, though? She’s staying at Harry’s house and Harry is the one who paid for the usage of the house.

      • Sofia says:

        Maybe not Eugenie but Beatrice sure. Unless Harry doesn’t have a legal lease on Frogmore or something then sure Charles can do the same for Eugenie.

  8. Digital Unicorn says:

    Aww, they are such a cute family and they seem like a very secure couple.

  9. Jensies says:

    I don’t think it’s going to be as good a look to kick these women that the public has seen grown up, along with their young families, out from their homes as Charles thinks it will be. Optics will be terrible and it’s kind of a crappy thing to do.

    • Sofia says:

      I don’t think Charles will kick them out but I just want to say that most of the British public have no clue who they are and the ones who do don’t really care about them. So if they see a story where it says Charles kicks Beatrice and Eugenie out, people will just shrug their shoulders and move on. Nobody is really going to make a public outrage loud enough for Charles to reconsider it (if it’s his plan)

      • notasugarhere says:

        Plenty of the public were furious when Eugenie leased Ivy Cottage, even though we’re told she was paying market rent for it. Certain loud members of the public didn’t want Andrew’s daughters in any royal-related property.

      • Sofia says:

        @nota people rightly got upset when they found out non working royals are living in Crown property but nobody is really going to be upset if they’re kicked out of it.

    • notasugarhere says:

      What homes? Right now Eugenie lives at Frogmore Cottage by grace and favour of Harry and Meghan. She had a legal lease at Ivy Cottage KP, one that anyone who passed security checks could have leased. It isn’t just royals who live in KP and SJP. Don’t know where Beatrice lives, but I haven’t seen any public info about her getting a lease at Kensington Palace, SJP, or another Crown Estate property.

      If Beatrice is living at Royal Lodge with Andrew and Sarah? Charles cannot kick any of them out. He doesn’t control the Crown Estate, that is a separate entity. Andrew holds the legal lease on Royal Lodge for decades to come, a lease that will be inherited by Sarah, Beatrice, and Eugenie. Whether the three of them could afford the upkeep and staff for that property after Andrew passes is another question.

  10. Elizabeth says:

    I mean if we’re talking about where Andrew gets money, it’s not just his mom, it’s Saudis and Epstein. Ugh.

  11. notasugarhere says:

    When did Beatrice get a cottage at Kensington Palace? Eugenie and Jack were renting Ivy Cottage, next door to Duke of Kent. We haven’t heard if they are still renting that or if they’ve moved fully to Frogmore Cottage and aren’t returning to Ivy.

    Beatrice? Several years ago we were told she was moving out of the 4 bedroom apartment at St James Palace. Where she, Mappo, his son, and his ex live now (all together?) is up in the air.

  12. terra says:

    As stated above, Eugenie, Jack, and August live in Frogmore Cottage at Windsor – which is Harry and Meghan’s property. I can’t quite recall how long their lease is, but it’s significant.

    I’d like to see Charles try to kick Eugenie and Jack out when they’re pretty much subletting it from the rightful tenants who paid and arm and a leg to renovate the dump even though it was already listed for refurbishment by the Crown.

    If I were Harry and Meghan I’d spend my days randomly furious at these greedy, self-absorbed, grasping people who can’t seem to just let them live in peace. My mother has NPD, so I know something about constantly simmering anger at people who are supposed to care for you, not do their best to break you for giggles, but at least she doesn’t get to snipe at me through the press by planting malicious stories every other day.

    They must be exhausted at this point, my goodness.

  13. diana says:

    Her Father’s a creep. But she seems like a really nice girl and has a cute little family.

  14. Monica says:

    This is how it’s done, Keen and Mean! Show off your kids, smile nice for the camera, and never say another word about M&H.

  15. ib says:

    I know someone (very very smart and degreed and accomplished who had to work with Eugenie on an anti slavery data initiative his work was doing. He said she was very sweet but dumb. As. Rocks. You’d have to do multiple, multiple prep calls with her before an event she would show up to as a patron, and beyond even standard prep you would have to spell things out on the most basic possible level for her to grasp. Said she was well meaning but so sheltered (and seemingly to me reading between the lines, cosseted) and dumb that anything had to spelt out to the nth degree. Apparently the level of effort required to make her participation effective was basically not worth the effort. Too much hand holding for limited ROE

    • Sofia says:

      I’m not surprised to hear she’s very nice and that she’s been coddled. I imagine Andrew has overly indulged his daughters a lot. But I’m surprised to hear she’s not very bright. The York girls were never said to be geniuses but I imagined they would have been better than what you’re describing. I also want to say that intelligence isn’t necessarily academic and she could have a lot of social intelligence/empathy.

    • The Recluse says:

      Now I’m wondering how much of an upper class twit Beatrice is. (Roll that Python clip: Upper Class Twit of the Year competition.)

  16. Tessa says:

    THe baby is cute, but they did issue several pictures over the past few weeks. They should give the baby more privacy now.

  17. Nivz says:

    Eugenie seems sweet. (I am yet to discover something about beatrice that makes me like her, but whatever, be happy, and just be good to Wolfie.)

    I know Eugenie gets a lot of grief for not being more vocal about supporting the Sussexes, for eg re pregnancy announcement at her wedding. But let’s remember she too is in the midst of a toxic situation, having to navigate papa Noncey Drew, the mess that is Fergie, and the hate and scrutiny that would descend upon her if she were seen to be openly pro Sussex. For example, what happened to Harry’s friend Stott and his family. Hell, KP would have revenge by siccing press on her and Jack for something or other. Eugenie’s rapport with Willnot and Cannot has never been warm to begin with.

    The Sussexes have indicated strongly that they are cool with the Brooksbanks, and that, to me, is good enough. It’s not perfect, but that’s most family relationships. By comparison to the rest of the psychos that populate the BRF, this is probably the healthiest they can hope for.

  18. Antonym says:

    My two (unrelated) thoughts on the new pictures:
    1) Jack looks so young in the third pic.
    2) Are pics 3 & 4 the first photos showing a small glimpse of Frogmore’s interior?

  19. Bread and Circuses says:

    I don’t think Charles has anything against the York princesses.

    I think he’s got a problem with his brother Andrew.

    I think Charles is the only reason the queen did anything to chastise her pervert youngest, and that once Charles is king, Andrew is the one who will be “streamlined” out.