- Princess Eugenie of York has given birth to a baby boy, it was announced on Tuesday.
- Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank welcomed their first child at The Portland Hospital.
- The baby is Queen Elizabeth’s ninth great-grandchild and 11th in line to the throne.
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Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank welcomed their first child, a baby boy, on Tuesday.
According to a statement released via Buckingham Palace, the baby was born at The Portland Hospital in London.
“Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie was safely delivered of a son today, 9th February 2021, at 08.55 hrs at The Portland Hospital. Jack Brooksbank was present,” a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said in a statement obtained by Insider. “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,” the statement went on. “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.”
Eugenie, 30, is the youngest daughter of the Queen’s son Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.
Buckingham Palace announced the royal was pregnant back in September, with the statement: “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 Brooksbank have been together for 10 years, and were married at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on October 12, 2018.
The royal baby is Prince Andrew’s first grandchild and Queen Elizabeth’s ninth great-grandchild. The child is 11th in line to the throne.
Eugenie and Jack will likely raise the child without a royal title.
Since Brooksbank doesn’t have a title â€” and royal titles are usually inherited through the male line â€” the baby will not inherit a title unless granted one by the Queen.
“If the baby’s father does not have a title then there is no chance that he or she will have one,” Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, previously told Insider.