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Princess Eugenie marks special day with adorable new photo of husband Jack Brooksbank and son August

It was a double royal birthday celebration!

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank posing in front of a sun setting© Instagram
Matthew Moore
Online News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead
Updated: May 3, 2024
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The royal family celebrated two special events on Friday as Princess Eugenie's husband Jack Brooksbank and Peter Phillips' ex-wife Autumn marked their birthdays. 

Princess Eugenie paid a sweet tribute to her husband of nearly six years on Instagram as she posted some previously unseen snaps to mark Jack's 38th birthday.

Princess Eugenie wished husband Jack a happy birthday on Instagram© Instagram
Princess Eugenie wished husband Jack a happy birthday on Instagram

In one image, the couple are posing for a sun-soaked golden hour selfie, while another shows them loved-up and dressed to the nines at a red-carpet event. Most adorable of all is a shot – presumably taken by proud wife and mum Eugenie – of her husband and their elder son August, 3, playing on the beach.

In the caption, Eugenie gushed: "Happy Happy Birthday my love. Always making joy wherever you are."

The mother-of-two shared a fun photo of Jack with their eldest child August© Instagram
The mother-of-two shared a fun photo of Jack with their eldest child August

Last year, the Princess shared four sweet family snaps to mark Jack's 37th birthday, which came just weeks before the couple welcomed their second son, Ernest. 

Three images showed the couple on holiday – on a boat, in front of mountain scenery and another by the beach, while a fourth featured little August on his mother's shoulders as Jack wrapped his arm around his wife and son.

"Happy Birthday to you my love. Here's to another 100 birthdays together," Eugenie wrote in the Instagram caption.

August on Princess Eugenie's shoulders and Jack Brooksbank© Instagram / @princesseugenie
Eugenie shared this snap of her family to celebrate Jack's birthday last year

She's particularly close to her cousins Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall, with their daughters given starring roles at her wedding to Jack in 2018. 

Savannah and Isla Phillips were bridesmaids at the Windsor ceremony, along with Mia Tindall and Princess Charlotte. 

Eugenie walking with Peter, Savannah and Isla on Easter Sunday 2022© Getty
Eugenie with Peter, Savannah and Isla on Easter Sunday 2022

Meanwhile, Autumn Phillips is celebrating her 46th birthday and no doubt, her family and friends, including daughters Savannah, 13, and Isla, 12, will make the day special for her.  

The Canadian-born mum of two married Princess Anne's son Peter back in 2008, with the family setting up home with their two daughters on the Princess Royal's Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire.

Sadly, in February 2020 it was announced that the couple had separated in the months before after nearly 12 years of marriage. Their divorce was finalised in 2021, with Autumn still residing close-by to co-parent their daughters with Peter.

Peter Phillips and Autumn Phillips in a wedding carriage© Getty
Peter and Autumn married in 2008 before divorcing in 2021

A business consultant, Autumn has been dating Irish property tycoon Donal Mulryan for the past two years, with the couple first pictured together at the Cirencester horse trials in March 2022, alongside Autumn's former sister-in-law, Zara Tindall, and her family.

Autumn and Donal looked cosy as they posed for a snap at Cheltenham Festival in March, with the mother-of-two donning a tailored navy coat and an olive green fedora-style hat.

Autumn Phillips in blue dress and hat at Royal Ascot, 2019© Max Mumby/Indigo
Autumn, pictured in 2019, is now dating Donal Mulryan

Meanwhile, it was confirmed last month that Peter had quietly split from his girlfriend of four years, Lindsay Steven.

A friend of the couple told HELLO!: "Peter and Lindsay made the difficult decision to separate as they were spending less time together with work and family commitments. Peter's business commitments and work in F1 meant he has been away and travelling non stop.

"It obviously came as a shock as most people thought they were absolutely rock-solid, it’s very sad. Peter has been travelling all over the world and has been incredibly busy and Lindsay is based up in Scotland, so it's been hard for them to see each other."

Peter and Lindsay Steven (Wallace) at Wimbledon© Getty
Peter and Lindsay split earlier this year

Peter's roles as head of partner acquisition for the rights agency CSM Sport & Entertainment and as an ambassador for ISPS Handa have seen him travelling all over the world in recent months. He was in Bahrain for the F1 Grand Prix in March and in Australia the same month.

During their relationship, Lindsay joined Peter at a number of public events, including the Epsom Derby, Royal Ascot, Wimbledon and the King's Coronation Concert.

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