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Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are “very pleased” to announce that they are expecting a baby in early 2021, Buckingham Palace has said.
The Royal Family Twitter account said in a post on Friday: “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, who is tenth in line to the throne, also confirmed the news on her own Instagram page, posting a photograph of her and Mr Brooksbank holding hands and clutching a pair of baby-sized boots.
The announcement comes almost two years after the couple married at St George’s Chapel, in Windsor Castle, in October 2018.
The baby will be a first grandchild for Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, and a ninth great-grandchild for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.
But although their mother is a princess, their father has no title and so the child will be born down a female line of the royal family – meaning they will be plain Master or Miss Brooksbank.
They will not be an HRH nor hold a title, unless the Queen decides to intervene and give Mr Brooksbank – who is European brand manager for Casamigos Tequila co-founded by George Clooney – an earldom or issue a Letters Patent amending the rules.
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