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Sarah Ferguson says she and Prince Andrew are feeling ‘thrilled and blessed’ to be grandparents

Summary List PlacementSarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, shared a statement from herself and Prince Andrew, Duke of York, after their youngest daughter Princess Eugenie of York and her husband Jack Brooksbank announced the name of their baby boy: August Philip Hawke Brooksbank. "As Grandparents, The Duke and I are thrilled...

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Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, shared a statement from herself and Prince Andrew, Duke of York, after their youngest daughter Princess Eugenie of York and her husband Jack Brooksbank announced the name of their baby boy: August Philip Hawke Brooksbank.

“As Grandparents, The Duke and I are thrilled and blessed at the arrival of our grandson August Philip Hawke Brooksbank,” Ferguson wrote on Saturday on Twitter and Instagram. “He is a beautiful blessing and a bringer of such love and joy to all our Family. I am so proud of Jack and Eugenie, they are and will be wonderful parents.”

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On Saturday, Princess Eugenie and Brooksbank announced the name of their first child on Instagram, alongside family photos that she wrote were taken by their midwife.

“We wanted to introduce you to August Philip Hawke Brooksbank,” Eugenie wrote. “Thank you for so many wonderful messages. Our hearts are full of love for this little human, words can’t express.”

August was born on February 9. He is the first grandchild of Ferguson and Prince Andrew and is the Queen and Prince Philip’s ninth great-grandkid.

Prince Andrew stepped down from his public duties as the Duke of York in November 2019 following his infamous interview with “BBC Newsnight” about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.

The duke hasn’t shared an official statement on his own behalf regarding Princess Eugenie and Brooksbank’s baby — aside from acknowledgment from Buckingham Palace that he and Ferguson were “delighted with the news” in September 2020 that their daughter and Brooksbank were expecting their first child, and in February, when the family members had been “informed and are delighted with the news” of August’s birth.

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In September 2020, Ferguson wrote on Instagram: “Welcoming a new baby into the York family is going to be a moment of profound joy.”

Representatives for the Duke of York did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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