Princess Eugenie thanks artists who've brought messages of solidarity

Princess Eugenie thanks artists whose uplifting work has been shown on Times Square billboards to encourage ‘solidarity’ during the coronavirus crisis

  • Princess Eugenie, 30, re-shared post from American artist Hank Willis Thomas 
  • Told artists from around world have brought messages of gratitude and pride
  • They were delivered to Times Square, across NYC, and Boston and Chicago 
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Princess Eugenie has thanked global artists whose uplifting work has been shown on Tomes Square billboards to encourage ‘public safety, gratitude, pride and solidarity’ amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Taking to Instagram, the royal, 30, re-shared American artist Hank Willis Thomas’s appreciation post – before expressing her own gratitude to those who have got involved.  

In his initial post, the conceptual artist penned: ‘We love NY and the essential workers keeping us safe! 

‘To show our thanks, we’ve partnered with @tsqarts, @posterhousenyc and artists from around the world to bring messages of public safety, gratitude, pride, and solidarity to Times Square, across all five boroughs of NYC, and Boston and Chicago.’

Princess Eugenie, 30, re-shared American artist Hank Willis Thomas’s appreciation post – before expressing her own thanks to those who have got involved (pictured)

The royal has taken an active role in recent weeks to express her gratitude for those working tirelessly on the frontline amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured, Princess Eugenie arriving at Westminster Abbey, London, on 18 July 2019

Amongst the artists who have helped in delivering important messages during this time of uncertainty includes Pedro Reyes, Jenny Holzer, Mel Chin, and Carrie Mae Weems.

Hank Willis Thomas also went on to thank all of the advertisers who had generously donated space.

It comes a day after Princess Eugenie shared a snap of an inspirational framed drawing as she encouraged her fans to be kind for Mental Health Awareness Week yesterday.

The Queen’s granddaughter posted a picture of the Charlie Mackesy artwork to her Instagram stories.  

The conceptual artist penned: ‘To show our thanks, we’ve partnered with @tsqarts, @posterhousenyc and artists from around the world to bring messages of public safety, gratitude, pride, and solidarity to Times Square, across all five boroughs of NYC, and Boston and Chicago’ (pictured)

Princess Eugenie shared a snap of an inspirational framed drawing (above) as she encouraged her fans to be kind for Mental Health Awareness Week on Saturday

Offering her 1.1million followers a glimpse of the gift given to her by a friend, Princess Eugenie asked them to share their ‘messages of kindness or hope’ with her so she could re-post them to her social media account.

Mr Mackesy, a South London-based artist, was catapulted to worldwide fame last year for his sketches of children and their animal companions, which include heart-warming phrases.  

His book, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse, topped the best-seller chart for weeks over Christmas 2019.

Prince Eugenie’s framed sketch shows a girl sitting on a tree next to an animal pal, who asks: ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ 

‘”Kind’ said the girl.”‘ is then penned underneath the adorable black and white scene.

Shared with the label #MentalHealthAwareness, the post marked one of last days of Mental Health Awareness week, which marked the theme of kindness and took place from 18-24 May 2020.

Princess Eugenie wrote: ‘My friend sent me this and I thought it would be good to post. If anyone has messages of kindness or hope then I’d love to share them. 

The royal’s post comes after it was revealed her in-laws were told to ‘expect the worst’ when her husband’s father battled life-threatening coronavirus. Pictured: Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank

‘DM me or tag me in some of the posts you are looking at during this challenging time and I will repost them on here for us all to see a bit of kindness.’

The royal’s post comes after it was revealed her in-laws were told to ‘expect the worst’ when her husband’s father battled life-threatening coronavirus.

Jack Brookbank’s father George, 71, who lives in London, fell ill with the disease in mid-March after a trip to France.

He spent five weeks on a ventilator fighting for his life at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital before having a tracheotomy, and has now recovered from the disease.

His wife Nicola, 66, who also contracted coronavirus but did not need hospital treatment, paid tribute to doctors who saved his life, saying: ‘We were not able to see him throughout his treatment and more than once we were told to expect the worst.’ 

George, whose son Jack married the Queen’s granddaughter in 2018, ended up being in hospital for nine weeks, said a spokesman for Eugenie’s mother Sarah, Duchess of York.

Princess Eugenie’s father-in-law George Brooksbank, 66, battled life-threatening coronavirus and spent five weeks on a ventilator, with the family told to ‘expect the worst’ (pictured, at the royal wedding in October 2018) 

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