Princess Eugenie’s 'battle' with major change after son August was born

Princess Eugenie had to make a big change at home when August was born

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at Christmas and drop in image of Baby August from Platinum Jubilee
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Princess Eugenie has revealed details of a 'major' change she had to make at home after son August was born.

Princess Eugenie has revealed she's stoped using plastic at home since her son August was born.

The mum of one, to August, with husband Jack Brooksbank has opened up on family life during her appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, in which she admits that the birth of her son on 9th February 2021 prompted the conscious change in the products she chooses.

Eugenie explained to Reuters edit-at-large Axel Threlfall and Arctic Humanity founder Gail Whiteman, "At home we have no plastic, we try to as much as possible have no plastic and I'm trying to teach him that. But it's a battle."

Princess Eugenie and baby August - Princess Eugenie major change

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She explained, "My son's going to be an activist from two years old, which is in a couple of days. So, he, everything is for them.

"I talked to Peter Thomson, the UN Special Envoy for Oceans and all he says to me is that I do this for my grandchildren. And that's the same."

Eugenie, who celebrated her 4th wedding anniversary last year, confessed "Every decision we now make has to be for August, what he's going to be able to look at and do and how he's going to live his life.

"But I think also as a mother, you all of a sudden, totally you change, your hormones change, everything changes. Like now I'm scared of flying and things like that and I would never be before."

Princess Eugenie is said to share an 'unbreakable bond' with Meghan Markle. And as Ambassador for the Blue Marine Foundation, Princess Eugenie has supported steps to help the environment and even shared a family snap to mark World Environment Day. 

She captioned it, "Thank you world for giving us such a beautiful place to live.

"To mark this day I wanted to share some photos over the years (and more recent ones) that remind me how amazing our environment is and how we must always protect it."

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)