Queen’s granddaughter and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, expecting baby due early 2021
Princess Eugenie, the younger daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, is pregnant and expecting to give birth early next year, Buckingham Palace said on Friday.
“Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in early 2021,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
“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 Brooksbank wed at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in October 2018.
The baby will be a ninth great-grandchild for the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, following the arrival of their eighth: the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. Her parents will become grandparents for the first time.
The baby will be born 11th in line to the throne.
But although their mother is a princess, their father has no title and so the child will be born down a female line of the royal family – meaning they will be Master or Miss Brooksbank. They will not be an HRH nor hold a title, unless the Queen decides to intervene and give Brooksbank – – who is the European brand manager for Casamigos Tequila, a firm co-founded by George Clooney – an earldom or amend the rules.
The couple married in St George’s Chapel in front of royal and celebrity guests on 12 October 1018. It was at their wedding that Prince Harry and Meghan shared the news with their family that the duchess was pregnant.