The Queen is preparing to welcome her 12th great-grandchild later this year when Princess Beatrice gives birth to her first child.
Many of the Queen’s great-grandchildren live incredibly private lives away from the public glare and are only seen occasionally at events of local and national significance.
Her great-grandchildren include the likes of Savannah Phillips, Prince George, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and Lucas Tindall- to name a few.
But one of the newest additions to the family is expected to fly under the radar for many years- even though he has a name which links him to royalty many times over.
August Brooksbank was born on February 9, 2021 at the Portland Hospital in Marylebone. He is the son of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, as well as being a grandson of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York.
August was born a few short weeks before the sad death of his great-grandfather, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
On the surface, it would appear Eugenie chose to follow the trend set by her elder cousins of giving her child a unique and ‘unroyal’ name- but it couldn’t be further from the truth as August’s name is littered with royal links.
In an Instagram story post, the royal wrote: “On his grandfather’s birthday weekend, thinking of my grandfather, we are introducing our little boy.
“He is named after his…