Princess Eugenie shares a military throwback of her great uncle

Princess Eugenie shares vintage photo of her great uncle Victor Ferguson who was killed in action, aged 20, in 1918 at Amiens as she marks Remembrance Day

  • Princess Eugenie has unveiled a photograph of her great uncle Victor Ferguson 
  • The soldier, who is part of Sarah Ferguson’s family, was killed in action in 1918  
  • Eugenie is the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York

Princess Eugenie has unveiled a photograph of her great uncle Victor Ferguson, who was killed in action in 1918, to mark Remembrance Day on Wednesday.

The Queen’s granddaughter, 30, who lives in Ivy Cottage at Kensington Palace, asked her Instagram followers to share images of loves ones who had served in the army.

After revealing the many incredible pictures which were sent to her, she then posted a snap of one of her own family members from her mother Sarah Ferguson’s side, Lt Victor John (1898-1918). 

The royal, who is tenth in line to the British throne, and her husband Jack Brooksbank announced in September that they were expecting their first child, who is due in early 2021. 

Princess Eugenie has unveiled a photograph of her great uncle Victor Ferguson (pictured), who was killed in action in 1918, to mark Remembrance Day on Wednesday

The Queen’s granddaughter (pictured in 2019), 30, who lives in Ivy Cottage at Kensington Palace, asked her Instagram followers to share images of loves ones who had served in the army

Taking to her social media account yesterday, Eugenie wrote: ‘To celebrate this Armistice Day I asked my followers to send me their heroes who fought for our freedom. 

‘Thank you to everyone who shared and here are some of the many that I was sent. Enjoy.

The youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Eugenie then went on to share a family photograph.

‘I was sent this by my family – this is my great uncle Victor Ferguson,’ wrote the mother-to-be alongside the black and white picture.

Text accompanying the soldier’s portrait read: ‘In memory of Lt Victor John (1898-1918) 2nd Life Guards, eldest son of Brig Gen Algernon and the Hon Mrs Ferguson of Polebrooke, Northamptonshire.’

After revealing the many incredible pictures which were sent to her, she then posted a snap of one of her own family members from her mother Sarah Ferguson’s side, Lt Victor John (1898-1918). Pictured, Sarah and Eugenie together

Taking to her social media account yesterday, Eugenie wrote (pictured): ‘To celebrate this Armistice Day I asked my followers to send me their heroes who fought for our freedom’

‘Killed in action on 21st August 1918, at Amiens, France. Not forgotten by the Ferguson family.’ 

Eugenie’s post comes after she admitted she’s ‘very lucky to have had her health throughout both lockdowns’ and is ‘grateful that her father-in-law is alive’ after he spent five weeks on a ventilator while battling coronavirus.

The royal spoke with charitable accessories firm Together Band during an Instagram Live on Monday, in her role as co-founder of the Anti-Slavery Collective. 

Eugenie chatted about her life in lockdown before discussing how to tackle modern slavery during the pandemic. 

Speaking with co-creator of Together Band Cameron Saul, Eugenie revealed: ‘Lockdown’s been OK for me. I can’t believe we’re on lockdown 2.0, as everyone’s calling it…

‘I’m very lucky to have had my health throughout number one and number two and I just can’t really begin to imagine what people are going through, who are getting ill.’

She also opened up about her father -in-law, George Brooksbank, who contracted coronavirus and was hospitalised in March.

The 71-year-old thankfully recovered from his life-threatening battle with the virus and returned home earlier this summer.

‘My father-in-law was quite ill in lockdown one,’ she recalled, ‘so I am so grateful that he is alive, that there are so many incredible people out there fighting for everyone’s lives.’ 

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