Sarah Ferguson was ‘already a grandma’ before Princess Eugenie welcomed baby August

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York attends the BFI & IWC Luminous Gala at The Roundhouse on October 1, 2019 in London, England
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Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York has previously spoken about already considering herself to be a grandma before the birth of her new grandson August.

Sarah Ferguson was quick to share her excitement at becoming a grandma when her daughter Princess Eugenie gave birth (opens in new tab) to her son in February. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank later revealed his royal baby name (opens in new tab) and shared their first family picture together. 

Whilst new grandmother Sarah took to Instagram to describe how she was ‘thrilled and blessed’ at his arrival. 

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But whilst the official royal birth announcement described little August as her “first grandchild”, Sarah has previously reminded everyone that this is not exactly the case.

A spokesperson for the Duchess of York reportedly told the Mail when Princess Eugenie’s pregnancy was first announced that whilst she was overjoyed, she very much sees Princess Beatrice’s stepson, Wolfie, as a grandchild too. 

“Wolfie is already a very much-loved member of their family and the duchess is very keen to stress that she sees Wolfie as their grandchild too”, they stated. Five-year-old Christopher ‘Wolfie’ is Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s son from a previous relationship.

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When Princess Beatrice married Edoardo (opens in new tab) in July 2020, it’s thought that he was present at this wonderful family occasion. It’s been reported that the royal couple are now living at St James’s Palace. 

Current lockdown guidelines (opens in new tab) state that children under the age of 18 with separated parents (opens in new tab) are permitted to continue staying at both parents’ homes during lockdown. So it’s likely that Wolfie will have been spending family time with his father and stepmother.

When he might be able to meet his new step-cousin remains to be seen. However, it seems likely that Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, as well as their mother Sarah, will be eager to get the families together to meet August as soon as restrictions allow it. 

In the meantime, Sarah Ferguson can look forward to reuniting with both her grandchildren in the future. 

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, Goodto.com, and My Imperfect Life.