Princess Eugenie has given birth to a baby boy, the palace confirmed on the family’s official Twitter account as well as in a statement on Tuesday, February 9.
“Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie was safely delivered of a son today, 9th February 2021, at 0855hrs at The Portland Hospital,” the statement read, adding that the 30-year-old’s husband, Jack Brooksbank, 35, was present.
Though no name has been revealed, the baby weighed in at 8 lbs. 1 oz.
Added the statement, “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.”
The baby boy is Eugenie and Jack’s first child. He is the Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York’s first grandchild; and he is the ninth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh.
The palace said, “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
The baby boy automatically becomes the 11th in line to the throne, previously held by Prince Edward, who now takes the 12th position.
Though the little tot will grow up royal, a source previously revealed that the two want their child to have a normal life. "Even if the Queen offered them a title as a gift, it’s not Eugenie or Jack’s desire for their child to have a title. Eugenie knows that a title can be a curse as well as a blessing," an insider previously said.
The pair also want their child to work to earn their living. "Titles really don’t matter to Jack and Eugenie, they just want a happy, healthy child," the source said.
In September of last year, Eugenie revealed she and her husband of nearly two-and-a-half years were expecting. "Jack and I are so excited for early 2021," she wrote alongside a sweet snap of baby slippers.
Well wishes quickly poured in from family members, with Her Majesty releasing a statement saying she was "delighted" for her granddaughter, while Eugenie's mom, Sarah, took to Twitter to express her elation.
"Welcoming a new baby into the York family is going to be a moment of profound joy," she said proudly.