Princess Eugenie, younger daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson dug through old family photos and came up with one that she just had to share. When you see it, you’ll find yourself saying “awww!” (Below, Princess Eugenie at a recent appearance)
Eugenie, 28, is engaged to be married to Tequila ambassador Jack Brooksbank and will tie the knot on October 12th at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
With the huge life change about to happen for the princess, it’s only natural that she is spending some time looking back on her childhood and reminiscing about ‘the good old days.’ (Below, Princess Eugenie and fiancé Jack Brooksbank)
The photo was snapped in the early 1990s when Eugenie and older sister Beatrice, and their mom were visiting dad, Prince Andrew on the H.M.S. Cottesmore, where he served as Commander of the Royal Ship.
The Princess is not sure of the exact date of the snap, but it would have had to be between April 1993 and November 1994 when the Duke of York served in the leadership position on the vessel. (Below, the sisters together in a recent photograph: Eugenie, left; Beatrice, right)
The family photo is absolutely charming and natural-looking - just a loving family of four, kids on the laps of their parents, capturing a memory on film for all of posterity, to look back on in the future when the memory itself has begun to fade.
Eugenie proudly shares the family photo (below) on her Instagram page and captions the precious moment, frozen in time with these words:
“90s flashback with Bea and parents to when my father commanded HMS Cottsemore…@hrhthedukeofyork @sarahferguson15”
And, in spite of the somewhat ‘seasick’ look on her mother Sarah Ferguson’s face, Eugenie, her big sis, and their proud parents look happy, healthy, and eager for the bright future that lies ahead. (Below, the whole family at Princess Beatrice's 18th birthday celebration)
Even though the marriage of Andrew and Sarah took a rather sad turn later that same decade, the foursome remains close and can be seen together on frequent occasions. What's more, there is ongoing speculation that Andrew and ‘Fergie’ have rekindled their romance and may re-marry in the future. Now, that would be a happy ending to their fairytale, wouldn't it? (Below, Prince Andrew and bride Sarah Ferguson on their wedding day, July 23, 1986)
Seeing this image serves to remind all of us just how quickly time goes by - it seems only yesterday that those princesses were youngsters - just like we so happily see in this photograph (and the one, below!).
To see more of the entire Royal Family at their most recent public appearance, watch this lovely footage from the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of all four of the beloved 'Yorks' in their present state. :-)