Princess Eugenie of York has given birth to her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank.
Sharing the news, the Palace confirmed: “Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie has safely delivered of a son today, 9th February 2021, at 0855hrs at The Portland Hospital.
"Jack Brooksbank was present. The baby weighs 8lbs 1oz.”
As Princess Eugenie is one of the Queen’s grandchildren, there are strict rules she will have had to follow during – and following the birth of her baby.
Queen Elizabeth II will have been the first royal to know about the birth of the baby, before the official announcement was made.
The palace confirmed this: "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.”
Royals traditionally give birth at the Lindo Wing, at St Mary’s Hospital, a tradition set by her aunt Princess Anne in 1977 when she gave birth to Peter Philips.
But Eugenie snubbed the tradition, and gave birth at the Portland Hospital for Women and Children – which is where she and her sister Beatrice were born.
Sarah Ferguson gave birth to her children there as it was “entirely private”.
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After the birth of her baby, Princess Eugenie has been tipped to want a “private life”.
Marlene Koenig, royal expert, told Express.co.uk that Eugenie is in a better position to give her child a “peaceful life” as the “baby will be a great-grandchild of a sovereign, not even a grandchild of the sovereign".
Cosmopolitan reported: “Eugenie knows a title can be a curse as well as a blessing, and she and Jack want their child to live an ordinary life and eventually work to earn a living.
"Titles really don’t matter to Jack and Eugenie, they just want a happy, healthy child."
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