Two grandchildren of Prince Philip paid the ultimate tribute to the Duke a few weeks before his death at the age of 99.
Royal cousins Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall both chose the middle name Philip for their newborn sons – as a touching tribute to their grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, weeks before his death on Friday morning.
Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank had their first child on February 9 and named him August Philip Hawke Brooksbank.
The couple said they picked Philip in honor of the Duke of Edinburgh, who was hospitalized that week.
Eugenie wrote on Instagram: “On his grandfather’s birthday weekend, we introduce our little boy when we think of my grandfather.
“It is named after his great-grandfathers and his two great-grandfathers x5.”
Then, in March, Zara and husband Mike Tindall gave birth to their third child at their home in Gatcombe Park.
He was called Lucas Philip Tindall.
It was named after the Duke of Edinburgh and Mike’s father, Philip Tindall.
Zara and Mike have two other children – Mia Grace, seven years old, and two-year-old Lena Elizabeth.
In total, the Queen and Philip have ten great-grandchildren on their way with one more, with Meghan Markle being pregnant and due to give birth to her and Prince Harry’s second child this summer.
Philip, who had a close relationship with Eugenie and Zara, died just two months before his 100th birthday at the age of 99.
Buckingham Palace issued a statement that read: “It is with deep sadness that Her Majesty the Queen announced the death of her beloved husband, HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
“The royal family, along with people around the world, mourn his loss.
“Further announcements will be made in due course.”