A Touching Tribute: Princess Eugenie Names Son after Duchess of York’s Late Father

A Touching Tribute: Princess Eugenie Names Son after Duchess of York’s Late Father

…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.

Sarah, Duchess of York Moved to Tears as Princess Eugenie Names Son after Late Grandfather


Intriguing Baby Name Tribute

Sarah, Duchess of York, expressed her emotional response when her daughter, Princess Eugenie, revealed that her newborn son would bear the name of the duchess’s deceased father.

The baby, Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank, was born on May 30, and the announcement was made public earlier this week.

The duchess, speaking on her Tea Talks podcast, described little Ernest as a “seriously beautiful little boy” and shared her tearful reaction to hearing his name.

Honoring a Beloved Grandfather

Ernest’s middle name, Ronnie, pays homage to Major Ronald Ferguson, the duchess’s father and former royal polo manager, who passed away in 2003.


Expressing her gratitude, Sarah, known to her grandchildren as GG (short for “Granny”), remarked on the kind gesture of including her father’s name and how it deeply moved her.

Shared Family Joy

Reflecting on Ernest’s birth, Sarah fondly mentioned, “He’s a very, very seriously beautiful little boy.

Of course everybody says that. Of course he is. Doting granny – doting GG.

He’s done very, very well.”

The duchess also discussed the joy of bonding with her new grandchild, emphasizing the special connection she has with him.

Unveiling Personal Insights

During the podcast episode, Sarah also touched upon other personal topics, such as her wedding-day tiara, worn recently by her daughter Princess Beatrice at the evening reception of a Jordanian royal wedding.


She expressed her appreciation for the tiara, describing it as a “beautiful gift” from Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh for her own wedding in 1986.

Additionally, the duchess shared humorous anecdotes about a hairdresser’s mishap with Beatrice’s tiara and her bonding moments with her other grandchildren.

Celebrating Family Bonds

Sarah, Duchess of York, has openly shared her delight and deep emotions surrounding the birth of her grandchildren.

Her podcast provides a unique insight into her personal experiences and the connections she cherishes within her family.

The touching tribute to her late father through her grandson’s name demonstrates the enduring love and respect she holds for her family’s heritage.


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