Sienna Mapelli Mozzi and her cousin August Brooksbank “love going to the London Zoo,” Princess Eugenie has revealed.
Princess Eugenie, who is currently expecting her second child, celebrated Earth Day by posting a photo of the cousins standing by the penguin pool at the wildlife sanctuary in London’s Regent’s Park.
In what is believed to be the first public photo of year-old Sienna, she is standing next to her cousin August as they press their hands against the glass of the pool.
The daughter of Princess Beatrice, 34, and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 39, has a thick head of strawberry blonde hair.
As she stands at the enclosure, she looks as though she’s clad in a hooded white teddy fleece jacket, light blue jeans, and fleece-lined boots.
Cousin love! Princess Eugenie posted a sweet photo of Sienna Mapelli Mozzi, one, and her older cousin August Brooksbank, two, at London Zoo to celebrate Earth Day
The toddler stands next to her older cousin, August, two, also watching the penguins while dressed in a thick jacket, dark jeans and mini Doc Marten boots.
Princess Eugenie posted a series of photos to celebrate Earth Day, writing of the cousins photo, “August and his cousin Sienna love going to London Zoo. It is part of the Zoological Society of London, a global conservation charity that helps restore habitats and protect wildlife. Every time you visit, you support their work.’
In the other photos, Princess Eugenie shows little August enjoying a BBC Earth experience, an immersive display from the BBC’s Natural History Unit.
Eugenie also posted a photo of August walking through a picturesque forest landscape with his dad Jack and the family’s dog
Elsewhere, Princess Eugenie posted a photo of herself examining oysters as part of her Earth Day party post
The last photo in the series is a shot of little August walking through a picturesque forest full of blossoms with his father, Jack Brooksbank and the Labrador family.
About the last photo she wrote: “Because I love them and they love nature.”
Elsewhere, Eugenie posted a photo of her examining oysters as part of her coastal protection work.
She wrote, “Who knew oysters were so cool… one oyster can clean up to 200 liters of water a day.
‘Blue Marine Foundation is leading an initiative called the Solent Seascape Project, which is restoring coastal marine life with a collection of partners, making it one of the most ambitious environmental projects in the UK!’
Eugenie’s post comes after she revealed earlier this year that she’s teaching little August about the environment.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson said the birth of her son August in 2021 “totally changed” her view of the environment.
She said, “My son will be an activist from two years old, and that’s in a few days. Everything is for them, right? Every decision we make now has to be about how August will be able to live his life.’
The Duke of York’s daughter said becoming a mother has made her more concerned about communities vulnerable to climate change in a discussion with Reuters IMPACT and Arctic Humanity at Risk Basecamp.
Eugenie, speaking to Reuters editor-in-chief Axel Threlfall and Gail Whiteman, founder of Arctic Humanity, said: “My son will be an activist from two years old, and that’s in a few days. So he, everything is for them.
“I spoke to Peter Thomson, the UN Special Envoy for the Oceans and he only says I am doing this for my grandchildren. And that’s the same.
“Every decision we make now has to relate to whether August will be able to see and do and how he will live his life.
‘But I also think as a mother, you suddenly change, completely, your hormones change, everything changes.
“Like now I’m afraid of flying and things like that and I never would have been.”
And she will no doubt raise her second child, due this summer, to be an environmental activist as well.