Eugenie and Jack’s baby was born at 08:55am on Tuesday, and weighed in at 8lbs 1oz. Delivered at Portland Hospital in central London, sources close to Eugenie believe she will reject any offer for her son to claim a royal title.
Those close to the royal claimed Eugenie considers royal titles to be a “curse”.
One insider told Vanity Fair the Princess wants her children to have “ordinary lives” away from the Royal Family.
The source, believed to be a family friend, added titles “don’t matter” to Eugenie and Jack and the couple only want a ‘happy healthy child”.
They said last year: “Eugenie knows that 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.”
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Buckingham Palace confirmed the birth of Eugenie and Jack’s son in a statement.
It said: “Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie was safely delivered of a son today, 9th February 2021, at 0855hrs at The Portland Hospital. Jack Brooksbank was present. 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.
“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 later took to Instagram to share the first photo of her and Jack’s son.