Sarah Ferguson has called Princess Beatrice and Eugenie ‘phenomenal mothers’ when she washed over her two daughters in a new interview.
Beatrice, 33, welcomed her first daughter Sienna with Italian real estate developer husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi last month and is the stepmother of her son Wolfie, while Eugenie, 31, welcomed son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank with her husband Jack Brooksbank in February.
The Duchess of York, 61, cried over her children as she spoke to Hello magazine, revealing: ‘My children are phenomenal mothers. They were big kids, but now they are phenomenal mothers. And now I have these two extraordinary grandchildren of one year. ‘
Meanwhile, she said her seven-month-old granddaughter August has started ‘smiling at her’ and seems to find her ‘really funny’.
Sarah Ferguson has called Princess Beatrice and Eugenie ‘phenomenal mothers’ when she washed over her two daughters in a new interview
She added: ‘It’s so funny, because when August smiles at me now because he’s seven and a half months old, you actually know he really likes you.
‘It’s not a smile on his face, he finds me really very funny, which is pretty lucky.’
Beatrice tied the knot with Edo in September 2020, and the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Sienna, last month.
The Queen’s granddaughter gave birth to a baby girl of 6 kg 2 oz at. 23.42 on Saturday 18 September at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.
Meanwhile, the Duchess of York said her seven-month-old granddaughter August has started ‘smiling at her’ and seems to find her ‘really funny’ (pictured, Eugenie and August)
On Friday, Beatrice and her husband Edo Mapelli Mozzi posted a picture of the newborn’s footprints, while announcing that they had decided to call her Sienna Elizabeth in a touching tribute to the Queen.
But the Italian name Sienna was chosen in honor of Sarah, a family friend told Hello !, explained that Beatrice wanted to choose a title that began with S and one that reflected the ‘golden rust color of the Duchess’s hair that the new baby shares ‘.
The baby girl was born 11th in the throne, and although their mother is a princess, they will be ordinary Miss Mozzi and a half-sibling and will also be a half-sibling to Edo’s son, Wolfie.
Sienna is the second grandchild of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson and will be the Queen’s eleventh great-grandchild.
Beatrice gave birth to a baby girl weighing 6kg 2 ounces at 11.42pm on Saturday 18 September at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London
Beatrice, who is ninth on the throne, is the only princess in the British royal family to marry someone with children and take a stepchild.
Her estate tycoon husband shares a young son, two-year-old Christopher ‘Wolfie’ Woolf, with his glamorous former fiancé of three and a half years, Dara Huang.
The Queen’s granddaughter described her role as stepmother to Edo’s son Wolfie, five, and called him her ‘bonus son’ during an interview with author Giovanna Fletcher for Hello! ‘S Back to School digital problem.
In February, Beatrice’s sister Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank welcomed baby August.
On Friday, Beatrice and her husband Edo Mapelli Mozzi posted a picture of the newborn’s footsteps (pictured), while announcing that they had decided to call her Sienna Elizabeth in a touching tribute to the Queen
She welcomed her first child, who is 11th on the throne, with Jack on 9 February at London’s Portland Hospital. The couple was pictured leaving the hospital three days later on February 12th.
Last month, the new mother revealed the name and shared her first family photo with her son – the queen’s ninth great-grandchild – who is believed to have been taken on the grounds of Frogmore Cottage, where the couple currently live.
Eugenie revealed that the name was a touching tribute to Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert, whose birth name was Franz Albert August Karl Emanuel, and Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99 this year.
In February, Beatrice’s sister Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank welcomed baby August., Pictured LR with father Jack. She welcomed her first child, who is 11th on the throne, with Jack on 9 February at London’s Portland Hospital.
On Mother’s Day, Princess Eugenie paid tribute to her mother in a flashback where Fergie can be seen holding her as a baby back in 1990.
Next to the touching tributes, the Queen’s granddaughter wrote, ‘I am so excited to be August’s mother, and as you can see, I am enjoying my first Mother’s day.’
“I also celebrate my beautiful mother with this picture of us from March 1990. You have taught me so much. ‘Happy Mother’s Day to all.’