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British Royals - Princess Eugenie: This is what her son's names mean

Almost two weeks after the birth, Princess Eugenie revealed the name of her son: August Philip Hawke Brooksbank. We explain what is behind the individual names.

The youngest baby of the British royal family now also has a name: "We want to introduce you to August Philip Hawke Brooksbank," said 30-year-old Princess Eugenie, a granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, to several family photos on Instagram. It should be clear who the name Philip refers to, but what about the other first names?

The boy was born on February 9th at Portland Hospital in London. It is the first child of Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, who got married in October 2018 - and is already the ninth great-grandson of the Queen and Prince Philip, who is currently in a London hospital. According to the palace as a purely precautionary measure.

"The Sublime"

The first name August comes from the Latin Augustus and means "the exalted". August is the magazine "Hello!" According to this, it is not a traditional name in the British royal family, but still appears in the family tree of the Royal Family. The full name of Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, was Franz Albrecht August Karl Emanuel. The name used to appear frequently in German aristocratic houses.

Hawke says "Hello!" a tribute to the Reverend Edward Hawke Brooksbank. This is an ancestor of the new father Jack Brooksbank, who lived in the late 18th / early 19th century. Little August is currently eleventh in the line of succession, but should slip to twelfth in a few months - when Prince Harry and Meghan have their second child.