Princess Eugenie, 30, and her husband Jack Brooksbank have announced their are expecting their first royal baby.
The Queen and Prince Philip ’s granddaughter shared the happy news this morning.
Taking to Instagram, she wrote: “Jack and I are so excited for early 2021…”
Alongside the caption she posted a picture of baby slippers, and a picture of her and Jack beaming at the camera.
An statement from the Royal Family’s official twitter account 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.”
Princess Eugenie is the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, which makes her 10th in line to the throne.
That means her son or daughter would be 11th in the line of succession.
This would knock Prince Edward, the Queen’s youngest son, down to number 12.
The baby will be the first grandchild for Eugenie’s parents, and will be the Queen and Prince Philip’s ninth great-grandchild.
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The baby will add to a growing groups of little ones in the royal family.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Archie will no doubt be delighted to have another little playmate.
Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in October 2018.
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The couple had dated for seven years before getting engaged in January 2018.
Mr Brooksbank proposed to the princess during a trip to Nicaragua.
They now live in Kensington Palace’s Ivy Cottage, just a few doors up from Kate, William, George, Charlotte and Louis.
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