Princess Eugenie breaks silence with first Instagram post after missing Trooping the Colour

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice did not attend Trooping the Colour

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin


Published: 16/06/2024

- 10:42

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie did not appear on the famous Buckingham Palace balcony

Princess Eugenie has broken her silence with her first Instagram post since missing Trooping the Colour on Saturday.

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie did not appear on the famous Buckingham Palace balcony after many fans were hopeful that the King's nieces would be present.


On Sunday, Princess Eugenie, 34, took to Instagram with her first post since missing the King's official birthday parade.

On her Instagram story, the princess shared a new photograph of her husband Jack Brooksbank and their eldest son, August, three, to mark Father's Day.

Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie took to Instagram today after missing Trooping the Colour

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August Brooksbank and Jack Brooksbank

Princess Eugenie posted a new photo of August and Jack Brooksbank to celebrate Father's Day

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The Princess of York captioned the post: "Happy Father's Day."

She later added two more photographs, one showing Jack and August walking hand-in-hand on a pebbly beach, facing away from the camera.

The other picture featured Ernest Brooksbank, Princess Eugenie's younger son, who celebrated his first birthday last month.

The latter post contained the caption: "We love you!!"

August Brooksbank and Jack Brooksbank

August Brooksbank and Jack Brooksbank seen walking on a beach

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Ernest Brooksbank and Jack Brooksbank

Jack Brooksbank carrying Ernest Brooksbank as a baby

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King Charles and Prince William have also taken to social media today to mark Father's Day.

Many royal fans were gutted that Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie did not appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony on Saturday.

Last month, the sisters joined the Prince of Wales at a Buckingham Palace garden party, which many saw as a sign that the princesses could be enlisted as working royals.

However, the monarch has made it clear Beatrice and Eugenie will not become working royals, despite being permitted to support the Royal Family in a personal capacity.

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Beatrice and Eugenie did not join the Royal Family at Trooping the Colour

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Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie paid tribute to her husband Jack Brooksbank

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After the garden party, Eugenie wrote on Instagram: "Come rain or shine, I was delighted to support my family yesterday to meet some special individuals at the Buckingham Palace Garden Party who have gone above and beyond to support their local communities and the country."

Before 2020, Prince Andrew's two daughters would almost always attend Trooping the Colour with other extended Royal Family members.

However, King Charles has seemingly made it clear that he prefers a slimmed-down monarchy, with only working royals appearing on the Buckingham Palace balcony.

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