Princess Eugenie felt lucky baby boy met Prince Philip before he passed away
Princess Eugenie has revealed that Prince Philip got to meet her new baby boy before her grandfather died in April this year.
August Philip Hawke, who was named after his great-grandfather, was born in February.
An emotional Eugenie discussed how lovely it was for her son to meet Philip, who had been a 'huge character' in her life, in a new BBC documentary titled Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers, reports the Express.
In the documentary which aired yesterday, Eugenie said: "We named August, August Philip because grandpa had been such a huge, inspiring character in my life.
"I brought little August to come and meet him and told him that we'd named him after him and it was such a lovely moment.
"We were very lucky to do that."
Eugenie's part in the programme was full of touching moments. At one point she discussed how she and Philip shared a passion for art, something she discovered when she was 16.
"I didn't know that grandpa designed the garden and also the lotus flower in the middle of the fountain," Eugenie recalled.
"He does have that creative gene in him, it's just he doesn't talk about it.
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"We would be walking down the corridors and I'd see paintings he's done of Scotland or different places in Norfolk.
"They are beautiful."
As a nod to their shared passion, Philip gave his granddaughter a painting as a wedding gift when she tied the knot with Jack Brooksbank in October 2018.
The documentary was initially commissioned to mark the Duke of Edinburgh's 100th birthday. It was shown on the BBC at 9pm on Wednesday and is still available to see on BBC iPlayer.
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Philip died at Windsor Castle just months before he was due to celebrate that birthday on June 10.
Eugenie was among royals including Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Anne, and Prince Charles to pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh in the special programme.
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