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Baby joy! Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank welcome first child

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Princess Eugenie has delighted royal fans everywhere with the wonderful news she and husband Jack Brooksbank have welcomed their first child together.

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In an official statement, which was shared on 9th February 2021, the palace confirmed the 30-year-old, who is 10th in line to the throne, safely delivered a baby son at The Portland Hospital, 8.55 AM London time.

“Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie was safely delivered of a son today, 9th February 2021, at 0855hrs at The Portland Hospital. Jack Brooksbank was present.” read an official statement on the royal family’s website.

“The baby weighs 8lbs 1oz.

“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 royal baby, whose name has not yet been revealed, will now sit in 11th place on the line of succession, one place behind Eugenie and their extended family members.

As a result, the Queen’s youngest child, Prince Edward, will be shifted from 11th to 12th place.

Eugenie and Jack first shared the news they were expecting back in September, when the palace released an official statement confirming the pregnancy.

“Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in early 2021,” the statement read.

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Eugenie (right) and Jack (left) first shared the news they were expecting back in September. (Credit: Getty)

“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,” the official statement said at the time.

At the time, Eugenie also shared her own personal announcement on her social channels.

In two adorable snaps, the princess shared a photo of herself and husband Jack, plus a close-up of their hands holding a pair of adorable fluffy baby shoes.

“Jack and I are so excited for early 2021….” Eugenie captioned the photos.

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Princess Eugenie shared the news of her pregnancy on her social channels. (Credit: Instagram)

While the announcement was a delight to royal fans everywhere, New Idea first broke the news that the royal was four months pregnant with her first child.

Royal author Phil Dampier said: “It will be tremendous news for the royals if Eugenie is pregnant.”

“The Queen and Prince Philip will be delighted to have yet another great grandchild and it would be the perfect present next year for Philip’s 100th birthday.”

“It’s been a rotten year for Eugenie what with the Epstein scandal engulfing her father Prince Andrew so this is the best tonic for the whole family.”

“For once, it will take the headlines away from Andrew and his association with Jeffrey Epstein,” the royal commentator said.

After eight years of dating, Princess Eugenie and Jack tied the knot in a lavish ceremony at Windsor Castle in October 2018.

Despite marrying into the royal family, Jack admitted that having been part of the fold for so many years already he didn’t feel any newfound pressure.
“It’s very special to be part of your family now, but it’s just Jack and Euge I suppose,” Jack humbly confessed to his fiancee during their engagement interview in January 2018.

A huge congrats to the Yorks on their beautiful bundle!

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