As a member of the Royal Family, Eugenie is expected to follow a set of traditions regarding the birth of her child. However, there is one tradition Eugenie could choose to break.
She may decide not to christen her child in a private baptism around three or four months after his or her birth.
The baby, who is due early 2021, could become the second member of the Windsor family to have a public christening.
Princess Eugenie, who was born in 1990, was baptised in December that year and was the first royal baby to have a public christening.
The ceremony took place at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham during a regular Sunday church service.
The event also was broadcast by loudspeaker across the estate.
However, since Eugenie’s all other royal christenings have been private events.
She was also the only one of the Queen’s grandchildren not to be baptised in the traditional Lily Font.
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s youngest daughter could choose to follow in her parents’ footsteps and break royal tradition when it comes to her own child.
The news was welcomed by Royal Family members as well as high-profile friends and royal fans, who sent the couple thousands of well-wishing messages.
One fan wrote: “Well that’s almost the best news of 2020.
“Well done for giving us some joy. Congrats guys.”
Singer Ellie Goulding added: “So soooo happy for you both. Love you.”
Another fan wrote: “Wishing you all the best, a happy and healthy pregnancy!