Pregnant Princess Eugenie becomes emotional as she praises mother Sarah Ferguson

Princess Eugenie was overcome with emotion as she praised her mother Sarah, Duchess of York, for teaching ‘us how to give back to people’ in a video call to mark the 30th anniversary of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Eugenie, 30, who is pregnant with her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank, joined her sister Princess Beatrice, 32, in heralding the duchess, 61, for inspiring them to become involved with the charity.

The trio, who are all honorary patrons of the organisation, held the virtual chat with representatives from the Trust and Jane Sutton, the mother of the late famed fundraiser Stephen Sutton.

The duchess, based at Royal Lodge, in Windsor, with her ex-husband Prince Andrew, has been involved with the charity for three decades and opened its first special hospital unit for young people in 1990.

Eugenie was almost moved to tears as she told her mother: ‘We’re very honoured to be here, but we wouldn’t be here unless you had educated us in how we give back to people.’

Princess Eugenie (pictured) was overcome with emotion as she praised her mother Sarah, Duchess of York, for teaching ‘us how to give back to people’ in a video call to mark the 30th anniversary of the Teenage Cancer Trust

The duchess (pictured), based at Royal Lodge, in Windsor, with her ex-husband Prince Andrew, has been involved with the charity for three decades and opened its first special hospital unit for young people in 1990

The duchess (pictured), based at Royal Lodge, in Windsor, with her ex-husband Prince Andrew, has been involved with the charity for three decades and opened its first special hospital unit for young people in 1990

As the princess’s eyes welled up, she waved her hand in front of the camera, and laughed as she told an emotional-looking Sarah: ‘I’m going to cry. Stop it.’

She added: ‘Thank you for everything you’ve done, and that you do for the charity, and for us.’

Eugenie recalled how the duchess had taken both her and Beatrice to Teenage Cancer Trust units on their 18th birthdays to show them the work of the charity.

Beatrice added: ‘Mum, everyone on this call has been inspired today by your boundless energy. I think you’ve touched each and every single one of us with the mission that you have embraced through Teenage Cancer Trust.’

The royal also praised Mrs Sutton who accepted a posthumous award on behalf of her son Stephen, who died in 2014 after raising millions for the Trust as part of his bucket list challenge.

Eugenie, 30, who is pregnant with her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank, joined her sister Princess Beatrice (pictured), 32, in heralding the duchess, 61, for inspiring them to become involved with the charity

Eugenie, 30, who is pregnant with her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank, joined her sister Princess Beatrice (pictured), 32, in heralding the duchess, 61, for inspiring them to become involved with the charity

As Eugenie's eyes welled up, she waved her hand in front of the camera, and laughed as she told an emotional-looking Sarah: 'I'm going to cry. Stop it' (pictured)

As Eugenie’s eyes welled up, she waved her hand in front of the camera, and laughed as she told an emotional-looking Sarah: ‘I’m going to cry. Stop it’ (pictured)

The princess said: ‘Thank you for doing everything you do to keep Stephen’s memory supported and therefore supporting this fantastic organisation.’

Nineteen-year-old Stephen, who had bowel cancer, set out originally to raise £10,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust, but ended up smashing his target by collecting more than £3million before his death.

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