Today, it was announced that Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank are expecting a baby in early 2021. The news comes nearly two years after the couple were married in a huge, lavish ceremony in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle in October 2018. Today, her mother Sarah ‒ affectionately known as Fergie ‒ reacted to the news that she is becoming a grandmother with pure joy.
She said: “I am so excited by the news that Eugenie and Jack are expecting their first child.
“Thrilled for them both and in my 60th year – cannot wait to be a grandmother.
“Welcoming a new baby into the York family is going to be a moment of profound joy.”
However, this is not the first time Fergie has spoken up about her excitement at being a grandmother.
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The Duchess of York actually spoke about the prospect last year, when she hinted that her younger daughter and her husband were thinking about having a baby.
She said on The One Show that she could not wait to be a grandmother, saying she felt “excellent” about it, and that Eugenie and Jack are just as excited themselves.
Fergie also explained why she would be perfect for the role as grandmother.
She said: “They are thrilled because I write children’s books and I’m a child ‒ I haven’t grown up.”
The princess’ happy news was first announced on the Royal Family’s Twitter account.
The statement read: “Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in early 2021.
“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.”
This was quickly followed by a post on Eugenie’s Instagram that featured a picture of a tiny pair of boots, as well as a picture of the happy couple.
The caption read: “Jack and I are so excited for early 2021.”
This has been a happy year for the Yorks, because Princess Beatrice married her beau Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in July.
After her initial date of May got cancelled due to coronavirus, Beatrice had a small ceremony in Windsor with just 20 people.
The Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Andrew and Fergie were all in attendance.