The post has since garnered nearly 43,000 likes.
The 28-year-old royal wrote alongside two photos of her and the Duchess of York: “Happy Birthday Mum! You are one in a million and such a special lady. We love you lots!”
“Happy 63rd birthday Mummy,” the 28-year-old royal wrote alongside two photos of her and the Duchess of York.
One from 1989 shows a young Eugenie sitting atop her mother’s shoulders, while another from 1991 shows Ferguson holding her daughter with a big smile on her face.
The photos appear to be taken during the time that Ferguson was still married to Prince Andrew, who is Eugenie’s father. The couple divorced in 1996 after 10 years of marriage.
She has a close relationship with her mother, who divorced Prince Andrew in 1996 after a decade of marital strife.
Princess Eugenie Says Happy Birthday
The princess is the second daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. Her older sister Princess Beatrice is godmother to Eugenie’s son, Jack Brooksbank. In addition to Ferguson and Beatrice, other godparents include Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles (now Duchess of Cornwall).
As you might have guessed, Princess Eugenie and Sarah Ferguson are close. The two women have a special relationship, which started when Eugenie was just a baby. Eugenie’s mother is actually the Duchess of York and is known as Sarah Ferguson to most people in their lives. However, they are also called Mum and Mumma by Princess Charlotte, who’s close with both of them as well.
It’s clear that they consider themselves to be family—and we can’t blame Eugenie for wanting to celebrate her mother’s birthday!
On Thursday, Princess Eugenie took to Instagram to celebrate her mother’s birthday.
The royal shared two throwback photos of herself with Ferguson, one when she was a kid and the other black-and-white shot of the pair sitting together.
“Happy birthday Mum! I love you,” Eugenie captioned the post before adding more sweet words about her mother. “You are the most important person in my life and have been an incredible support through everything,” she wrote. “I hope that you have an amazing day and I can’t wait for all our celebrations to come.”