Princess Eugenie's mother shares excitement as royal confirms she is pregnant with first child

Rebecca Taylor
·Royal Correspondent
·4 min read
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12:  Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England.  (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Eugenie and Jack got married in October 2018. (WireImage)

Princess Eugenie has announced she is pregnant, nearly two years after her Windsor wedding to Jack Brooksbank.

The Royal Family shared the news on Instagram on Friday morning, and Princess Eugenie added her own announcement soon after.

She wrote: “Jack and I are so excited for early 2021...”

She shared a picture of baby slippers, with teddy bear heads, alongside a new picture of her and Brooksbank.

The Royal Family announced: “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 Royal Family account shared a picture of the couple on their wedding day.

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Her mother Sarah Ferguson also shared a message online, writing: “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.”

She added another new photo, this time with Eugenie looking at her husband as they both smile broadly.

However Eugenie’s father, Prince Andrew, will be unable to share a specific message, having stepped out of public life follow the interview with BBC Newsnight over his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.

He is now rarely seen in public, and was even absent from the photos for his daughter Beatrice’s wedding day.

A Downing Street spokesman said: “The Prime Minister would obviously like to congratulate Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank on the news that they are expecting.”

Princess Eugenie, 30, is one of the Queen’s granddaughters, but she does not carry out royal duties.

However she did get a royal wedding, marrying Brooksbank in St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in October 2018, a few months after her cousin Harry married Meghan Markle.

The couple had a carriage ride through the city afterwards as well.

Eugenie chose a dress which showed her scoliosis scar, and encourages others on social media to show their scars as well. She had surgery as a child to correct curvature of the spine and used a wheelchair for a few days afterwards.

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KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank attend the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. (Photo by UK Press Pool/UK Press via Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank attend the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate in 2019. (Getty Images)

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She works full time in the art world. Although she is not a working royal she is regularly seen at royal events, like Trooping the Colour and Royal Ascot, and also spends Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham.

She also supports charities like the Teenage Cancer Trust as a private patron.

On Thursday, she shared pictures of her sister, Princess Beatrice, viewing her wedding dress as it went on display at Windsor Castle.

Beatrice had a lockdown wedding, marrying Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a secret ceremony in Windsor earlier this year.