Published: 09:20 BST, 25 September 2020 | Updated: 10:10 BST, 25 September 2020
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are expecting their first child together, Buckingham Palace announced this morning.
Sharing the news on Instagram today, Eugenie, 30, wrote: ‘Jack and I are so excited for early 2021….’
The princess posted the news alongside a sweet picture of baby slippers and another of her and Jack beaming for the camera.
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are expecting their first baby, Buckingham Palace announced this morning. Pictured, a photo shared by the couple announcing the news
Eugenie, 30, shared the news on Instagram with a sweet photo of baby slippers and the caption: ‘Jack and I are so excited for early 2021
The baby will be the first grandchild for Eugenie’s parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, and will be the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s ninth great-grandchild.
Eugenie and Jack’s child will be tenth in the line of succession, behind their mother, which means the Queen’s youngest son Prince Edward will slip down a place into 11th.
The statement by Buckingham Palace reads: ‘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.’
The Royal Family shared their congratulations on social media, echoing the best wishes expressed in the statement and accompanying them with a sweet photo of the couple on their wedding day in October 2018.
Eugenie and Jack, who spent lockdown at Fergie and Prince Andrew’s home on the Queen’s Windsor estate, were last seen on Tuesday night when they joined Princess Beatrice for a night out at private members’ club Annabel’s.
The Royal Family shared their congratulations on social media, echoing the best wishes expressed in the statement and accompanying them with a sweet photo of the couple on their wedding day in October 2018
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank were most recently seen at Annabel’s in London on Wednesday night
Eugenie concealed any hint of a baby bump with a long flowing black top worn under a loose coat that she wore untied at the waist.
The expectant mother was also recently seen strolling through London on September 18. She looked radiant in a floaty summer dress that skimmed over her midriff and wore a bag slung across her body.
Her sister Princess Beatrice, who married property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in July, is no doubt excited to become an aunt for the first time.
The 32-year-old was seen shopping at baby shop The Little White Company earlier this month, perhaps picking up a present for her new niece or nephew.
Bea donned a face mask as she popped into the store in London, while Edo patiently waited in the car for her – their first public appearance together since their secret wedding in the summer.
The happy news will no doubt be welcomed by grandfather-to-be Prince Andrew, 60, who remains plagued by controversy over his friendship with the late paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, who was arrested for her role in allegedly procuring young girls for the financier.
The happy news will no doubt be welcomed by grandfather-to-be Prince Andrew, 60, pictured in 2018, who remains plagued by controversy over his friendship with the late paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell
This week a bombshell new book claimed the ‘playboy’ Duke was ‘obsessed with redheads and slept with at least a dozen beautiful women,’ reportedly procured for him by billionaire Epstein.
Canadian author Ian Halperin claims to have spoken to at least a dozen of the Duke of York’s former lovers for his book, Sex Lies and Dirty Money by the World’s Powerful Elite.
A source close to the Duke described the claims as ‘sensationalised,’ saying the claims were from women ‘lacking the conviction to attach their names to them’.
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