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British Royal Family

Pregnant Princess Eugenie makes a surprise appearance just days before her due date

The royal is due to welcome her first child any day now.

By Jess Pullar
Princess Eugenie isn't slowing down, despite her being due to give birth any day now.
The 30-year-old royal, who is preparing to welcome her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank, made a special appearance over the weekend to pay her respects on the anniversary of the 2004 Morecambe Bay cockling disaster.
In the video, Eugenie and her close friend and charity co-founder Julia De Boinville, spoke in the video about the disaster, which involved at least 21 Chinese undocumented immigrant labourers who were picking cockles off the Lancashire coast.
An incoming tide resulted in their drowning.
"While their story is so tragic, it really isn't very unique," Eugenie explained.
"It's something that happens in modern slavery, and has only worsened in the last years."
The pair ended the clip by asking viewers to join them in remembering those who had died from the pointless disaster.
Princess Eugenie and her friend Julia De Boinville made a special appearance on the anniversary of the 2004 Morecambe Bay cockling disaster. (Twitter)
Eugenie's work to shine a light on modern slavery, and it's troubling issues, has been extensive.
In 2017, She and Julia set up the Anti-Slavery Collective, a non-profit working to help victims of slavery across the world.
The idea was sparked after a trip the pair shared to Kolkata, India in 2012.
They visited a Women's Interlink Foundation, which was where they first became aware of modern slavery.
Eugenie is deeply passionate about bringing an end to modern slavery. (Twitter)
There's no denying Eugenie's passion in her work, and continuing to shine a light on those who need it most.
It is understood she is due to give birth to her first child in mid-February - which is really not that far away.
Still, it seems she's continuing to work hard behind the scenes.
Eugenie and Jack are expecting their first child any day now. (Instagram)
When the baby comes, it's expected Eugenie will take some maternity leave with her husband Jack as they settle into their new lives as parents.
But even so, given Eugenie's dedication to continue working right up until her due date, we're sure we'll still be seeing the Duchess in different contexts as she continues to fight the good fight.
A role-model mother, one might say.

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