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Princess Eugenie gives birth: Queen’s granddaughter welcomed 8lb 1oz baby boy

Breaking news: Princess Eugenie gives birth: Queen’s granddaughter welcomed 8lb 1oz baby boy with husband Jack Brooksbank

  • Princess Eugenie has given birth to her first child, a baby boy born this morning at The Portland Hospital
  • The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh , The Duke of York, Sarah, Duchess of York , and Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank have been informed and are delighted
  • The new arrival weighs 8lbs 1oz and the couple broke with tradition by immediately sharing a black and white photo to Instagram
  • It’s the first child for Eugenie and Jack, with the name yet to be revealed 

Princess Eugenie has given birth to her first child, a baby boy born this morning at The Portland Hospital. 

The Queen’s granddaughter, 30, had husband Jack Brooksbank at her side at The Portland Hospital where their son – the Queen’s ninth great grandchild – was delivered at 8.55am. 

The new arrival, who is 11th in line to the throne, weighs 8lbs 1oz and the couple broke with tradition by immediately sharing a black and white photo to Instagram of their new arrival, showing them holding his tiny hand.

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke of York, Sarah, Duchess of York, and Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank have been informed and are delighted with the news.

This is Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s first child, The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York’s first grandchild, and the ninth great-grandchild for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s younger brother James Middleton was among the first to congratulate the couple, writing on Instagram: ‘Such wonderful news’.

More to follow.  

Princess Eugenie has given birth to her first child, a baby boy born this morning at The Portland Hospital and broke with tradition by immediately sharing a black and white photo to Instagram of their new arrival, showing them holding his tiny hand

The Queen's granddaughter had husband Jack Brooksbank at her side at The Portland Hospital where there son was delivered at 8.55am.

The Queen’s granddaughter had husband Jack Brooksbank at her side at The Portland Hospital where there son was delivered at 8.55am.

Eugenie’s pregnancy was revealed in November, with a traditional announcement from Buckingham Palace, as well as an Instagram post from the happy couple. 

Sharing the news, Eugenie, 30, wrote: ‘Jack and I are so excited for early 2021….,’ alongside photos of baby slippers and her and Jack smiling. 

Sarah Ferguson shared her excitement, writing: ‘I am so excited by the news that Eugenie and Jack are expecting their first child.

‘Thrilled for them both and in my 60th year cannot wait to be a grandmother. Welcoming a new baby into the York family is going to be a moment of profound joy.’

Eugenie and Jack’s child will be 11th in the order of succession, which means the Queen’s youngest son Prince Edward will slip down a place into 12th place.

Buckingham Palace released a statement this morning that read: ‘Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in early 2021.

‘The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted with the news.’

Eugenie and Jack, spent lockdown at Fergie and Prince Andrew’s home on the Queen’s Windsor estate, but have recently spent time at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s former home, Frogmore cottage. 

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