The youngest York and her husband Jack Brooksbank announce they were expected a child last week with a sweet post on Instagram. A tweet from the Royal Family account said the couple were “very pleased” to announce the news.
It added: “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.”
As it protocol with royal pregnancies, a due date has not been given and the sex of the baby has not been confirmed either.
This month, the Princess will celebrate her second wedding anniversary with her husband Jack Brooksbank.
The royal pair married at Windsor on October 12, 2018, shortly after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had their wedding in the same venue.
Last year, the Princess shared a sweet clip of her wedding day, captioning it “This was the greatest day of my life…forever and always! Happy one year anniversary, my Jack!”
Eugenie and Jack have been a couple since 2011, after meeting in Verbier in Switzerland.
“We met when I was 20 and Jack was 24, and fell in love,” Eugenie said of her soon-to-be husband in an interview with the BBC.
“We have the same passions and drive for life.
“Welcoming a new baby into the York family is going to be a moment of profound joy.”
The new royal baby will be the first grandchild for Sarah and her ex husband, Prince Andrew.
He or she will also be the Queen and Prince Philip’s ninth great grandchild.
Because the child will be born down a female line of the Royal Family – and Mr Brooksbank has no royal status – the royal baby will hold no royal rank.
This could change if the Queen decided to give Mr Brooksbank an earldom or issue Letters Patent to amend the rules.