Princess Eugenie shares never-before-seen photos of her son August

British Princess Eugenie started on the first day of 2022 with a look back at the year before her, with a message on what it meant for her family.

From welcoming her first child into the world to farewell to a royal patriarch, it’s a sentimental retrospective – and some never-before-seen glimpses of baby August.

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“Happy New Year everyone… Goodbye 2021,” Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter wrote in a post she shared on Instagram over the weekend.

“A year that has blessed us with our boy and has seen our family grow with new additions, but also a year that has taken on some of our biggest and brightest lights. Forever in our hearts ♥ ️ ”

Baby August is wearing what appears to be the traditional royal christening gown in a photo Princess Eugenie shared on Instagram. Credit: Instagram / @ princesseugénie

The 31-year-old gave birth to August Philip Hawke Brooksbank in February, and the little one appears in the photo carousel that accompanied the post five times.

In one image, he can be seen in the arms of his father, Jack Brooksbank; in another, mom and dad cradle him together, and two more photos offer rare photos of August enjoying the outdoors from a baby carrier Eugenie uses to keep him close to her heart.

But the one that will grab the attention of royal watchers the most seems to be the first look at a private ceremony – the August baptism.

In November, the little one was baptized at the Royal All Saints Chapel in Windsor Great Park, alongside his cousin Lucas, the son of another granddaughter of the Queen, Zara Tindall.

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And although Eugenie didn’t mention the baptism in her social media post, the photo seems to say it all.

In the cute snap, August is wearing an ivory-colored gown that closely resembles the Honiton lace one worn by so many royal babies before him, a replica of the royal christening gown first worn by Queen Victoria’s daughter in 1841.

While the August baptism must have been one of the highlights of the year for Eugenie, her article also mentioned that 2021 had seen other lights go out, clearly a reference to her grandfather, the Prince. Philip, who is pictured alongside the Queen in another photo the Princess shared.

The 99-year-old, who had been married to Elizabeth for over 73 years, died in April.

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