Princess Eugenie was born on March 23, 1990, and like other members of the royal family, she doesn’t just have an official name. In fact, her full name is Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York, and each name chosen has a special meaning and connection to its royal roots.
Her first name, Eugenie, honors Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, who became Queen of Spain after marrying King Alfonso XIII in 1906. Her second name honors the former monarch, Queen Victoria, while Helena is in honor of Queen Victoria’s third daughter. , With so many ties to her royal roots, it should come as no surprise that she has retained her royal title through the years.
Her chosen name at the time was also a shock, as bookmakers never doubted Eugenie as an option. talking to Los Angeles Times In 1990, bookies William Hill said he had placed thousands of bets on what the princess would be named, but none on the name Eugenie. She seemed to be following tradition when she welcomed her first son, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, in 2021. Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes explains People At the time of the couple’s pregnancy announcement that early betting favored Arthur for a boy, with other odds suggesting James, Edward, Albert and Frederick.