Princess Eugenie Reveals Prince Philip Got To Meet Her Son August, Who Is Named After The Late Royal: 'It Was Such A Lovely Moment'
From one generation to another! Princess Eugenie revealed that before her grandfather, Prince Philip, died on April 9, he was able to meet his great-grandson, August, whose middle name is Philip.
"I brought little August to come and meet him. I told him that we'd named him after him. It was such a lovely moment. We were very lucky to do that," the 31-year-old said in the new BBC documentary Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers.
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Eugenie, who was close with her grandfather, also mentioned that the late Duke gave her a handmade painting as a wedding present.
"It was so nice, it's now sitting in my house in London, and I'm so proud of it, you know?" she said.
After Philip passed away, Eugenie reflected on her grandfather's legacy.
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"Dearest Grandpa, We all miss you," Eugenie captioned two photos of herself with Philip via Instagram. "You would be so touched by all the tributes that have been shared with me the past few days."
She continued, "People remember sitting next to you at a dinner, or shaking your hand once, who remember you saying hello in passing, or remember how much their DofE award meant to them. I remember learning how to cook, how to paint, what to read. I remember laughing at your jokes and asking about your spectacular life and service in the navy. I remember incinerating the sausages and you swooping in to save the day. I remember your hands and your laugh and your favourite beer."
She concluded, "I will remember you in your children, your grandchildren and great grandchildren. Thank you for your dedication and love for us all and especially Granny, who we will look after for you. With all my love Eugenie."
The new film also features Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry, who all speak fondly of the patriarch.