Princess Eugenie has given birth to her first child

Publish Date
Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 8:58AM

Congratulations are in order for Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank!

The royal couple have just announced they have welcomed their first child into the world.

The pair took to social media to announce the exciting news.

Alongside a photo showing the proud parents holding their son's tiny hand, Eugenie wrote: "💙💙💙."

The news was also shared on the Royal family's official social media accounts.

"Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie was safely delivered of a son today, 9th February 2021, at 0855hrs at The Portland Hospital," a tweet read.

"The baby weighs 8lbs 1oz. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well," it added.

The baby boy is Eugenie's first and the first grandchild for the Duke and Duchess of York, but the ninth great-grandchild for the Queen.

The couple were married on 12 October 2018 at St George's Chapel.

Brooksbank was offered a title by the Queen before their marriage but declined. His decision means their son will not automatically receive a title.

Of the Queen's eight great-grandchildren only three have titles, namely William and Kate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, putting them squarely in the minority.