Princess Eugenie is expecting a baby, Buckingham Palace has announced.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are said to be “delighted” by the news their granddaughter is pregnant.
Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank wed at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in October 2018.
Eugenie, the daughter of the Duke of York and his ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York, is due to give birth early next year, the palace said.
Buckingham Palace said in a short statement: “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.”
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.
Eugenie shared an adorable snap of some teddy bear baby shoes on her Instagram page to announce her news, simply writing: “Jack and I are so excited for early 2021…”
Looking back, we’ve spotted that Eugenie may have been sending us a big pregnancy clue with her recent outfits – since she’s been sporting some beautiful bracelets that represent a special meaning for mother and child.
The Princess was pictured out and about in London recently wearing a pair of beaded rose quartz bracelets, which are believed to bear protective properties during pregnancy and with childbirth.
Known as one of the stones of the ‘Great Mother’, Eugenie could well have chosen the jewels to help guide her through her first pregnancy, or may have even been gifted them by a close friend or family member.
The rose quartz is said to promote a nurturing energy and is the ultimate gemstone for love – its healing properties are believed to aid fertility, conception, pregnancy and childbirth.
Eugenie was also pictured wearing them during a recent evening out with sister Princess Beatrice, so it appears she’s been wearing the spiritual bracelets regularly throughout her pregnancy.
Congratulations to you Princess!!! Wishing you a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery!