Prince Andrew arriving at the hospital after the birth of is first child, Princess Beatrice - 9 August 1988
Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York is a princess most people know about. A lot, however, don’t know whom she was named after. Princess Eugenie’s name is quite historic. She is named after Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, the future Queen of Spain, and Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, the future Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein.
Princess Victoria Eugenie was the granddaughter of Queen Victoria, via Victoria’s daughter Princess Beatrice. Princess Helena was the third daughter of Queen Victoria.
Princess Eugenie also is the only British royal descendant of the Queen to carry out Victoria’s wish- that all her female descendants have ‘Victoria’ in their name. Way to go, Andrew and Sarah!