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Princess Eugenie: Royal experts discuss possible baby names

The Royal Family confirmed the news today and tweeted: “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.”

Now, after being informed of the new addition to the Royal Family, the Queen is believed to be “delighted”.

In a statement, the Royal Family said: “The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke of York, Sarah, Duchess of York and Jack’s parents, Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank, have been informed and are delighted with the news, the palace says.”

Eugenie shared an adorable picture of their hands cradling the tiny fingers and wrist of their baby.

The baby is the ninth great-grandchild for the Queen and Prince Philip and the first grandchild for Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.

Queen Elizabeth delighted as Eugenie gives birth to son

Queen Elizabeth delighted as Eugenie gives birth to son (Image: Getty)

The Royal baby is now the eleventh in line to the throne, pushing Prince Edward down to twelfth position.

The baby, whose name has yet to be released, will be the second cousins with Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Archie.

Last week, royal expert Awena Naomie Ella said the couple may break away from royal tradition with baby names.

She told Express.co.uk: “I hear Arthur and Alice are some of the bookie’s top predicaments.

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Jack and Princess Eugenie's wedding day

Jack and Princess Eugenie’s wedding day (Image: Getty)

“But with the modernisation of the monarchy showing up in this generation, is it possible these two young royals might step away from tradition and choose something a little more contemporary without royal precedent.

“Perhaps we will see the likes of Clementine, Emmeline, or Tatiana if it’s a girl, or Torquil, Erastus, Benedict for a son?”

Sarah Ferguson previously spoke about Eugenie’s pregnancy and said her daughter will be a great mother.

She told Us Weekly: “Having not had my own mother around, I’ve always been determined to be a very present mother with my children, and I know Eugenie will be the same with hers.

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Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank timeline

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank timeline (Image: Express)

“She is incredibly empathetic and will be a great mother.

“She is a very strong and determined person, always looking for the truth in all she does.”

Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank confirmed their pregnancy last autumn sharing that their little one was due in “early 2021”.

The Royal Family’s Twitter account also confirmed the news of the pregnancy and tweeted: “Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in early 2021.

Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie

Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie (Image: Getty)

“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 Jack, the UK ambassador for the tequila brand Casamigos, were together for around seven years before tying the knot.

They first met in 2010 at Verbier, a Swiss holiday resort and skir area when she was 20 and her future husband was 24.

A year later, they made one of their first public appearances as a couple while attending Ascot.

Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie

Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie (Image: Getty)

In 2018, Jack proposed to Eugenie during a trip to Nicaragua.

Eugenie opened up about the surprise engagement and said: “The lake was so beautiful.

“The light was just a special light I had never seen.

“I actually said this is an incredible moment, and then he popped the question, which was really surprising even though we have been together seven years. I was over the moon.”


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