Princess Eugenie Delivers Newborn Royalty

Newborn is 11th in line for the Crown

Princess Eugenie, granddaughter to Queen Elizabeth II, has given birth to a baby boy.

Breaking with tradition, the princess announced the birth via Instagram early Wednesday morning. Buckingham Palace released a statement confirming the birth later Wednesday morning. 

“Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie was safely delivered of a son today, 9th February 2021, at 0855hrs at The Portland Hospital…The baby weighs 8lbs 1oz. 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.”

Buckingham Palace announced the princess was pregnant on 25 September 2020, with an expected delivery early Feb. While the name of the newborn is yet-unknown, he is 11thin line for the British throne. The name will be revealed once the Queen is informed of the couple’s choice of name, per tradition. 

The Portland hospital she delivered at is no stranger to royal births. The private facility was the birthplace of the Princess herself, as was Archie Windsor, Prince Harry’s son. 

Princess Eugenie is the youngest daughter of Sarah, Duchess of York and granddaughter of the monarch. She married Jack Brooksbank in 2018. Because her spouse is considered a commoner with no royal title, his son will have no title either unless royal prerogative is exercised.