Princess Eugenie Speaks About Her Hopes For Her Son's Future

Victoria Murphy
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Photo credit: Instagram / Princess Eugenie
Photo credit: Instagram / Princess Eugenie

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Princess Eugenie gave birth to her son August on February 9 and is currently settling into life as a new mom. But before she did so, the Queen’s granddaughter spoke of her hopes for her child’s future in an interview with CNBC’s Tania Bryer about her charitable work.

“I think my child hopefully will be one of those people who will continue to see the world as a place that can be changed,” Eugenie told Bryer in a discussion that will be aired on March 3 at 5 p.m. EST on Finding Solutions. “I hope that the world will be a place where my child can have hope and continue to know that they can make a big difference.”

Eugenie referenced the friendship between Bryer and her mother Sarah Ferguson, saying at the start of the short interview: “My best friend Jules and I went with my mum, actually who you know very well, to India back in 2011.”

The Princess continued about the organization she has co-founded called The Anti-Slavery Collective: “We met this amazing group of people called the Women's Interlink Foundation. We learned from them just the extent of what modern slavery is, this term that is used. And we kind of came back to England and we were like, right, we're going to do something about this, let's just become like secret spies and learn everything we can about the modern slavery world.”

The Princess, who is 10th in line to the throne, is not a working royal and has a job at a London art gallery. However, she represents charities in a personal capacity including the Scoliosis Association following her surgery as a child for the condition. She memorably wore a dress for her October 2018 wedding that showed off her scar following her operation aged 12.

Photo credit: Pool/Max Mumby - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pool/Max Mumby - Getty Images

Speaking about the biggest challenges in tackling modern slavery, Eugenie said: “The fact that it's very much a hidden crime, it's something that people might not be necessarily aware of, it’s maybe in your nail bar, or at your car wash, or your clothes you're wearing. You know modern slavery is such a big term but I think it can be cut down into different sort of headings, so like, domestic servitude, or sex trafficking, or different terms like that.”

While clearly passionate about tackling this, Princess Eugenie is also likely to have plenty of other things on her mind at the moment with a newborn. She and husband Jack Brooksbank are currently believed to be staying in Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, which the Sussexes have allowed them to use as a family home while they are in the U.S. And on February 20, Eugenie and Jack announced that they have named their son August Philip Hawke.

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