Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, have welcomed their first child, a baby boy.
The baby was born on Tuesday, Feb. 9, Buckingham Palace confirmed.
“Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie was safely delivered of a son today, 9th February 2021, at 0855hrs at The Portland Hospital. Jack Brooksbank was present,” read the announcement from the palace, adding that the little one weighs 8 lbs., 1oz.
“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 statement added. “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
The new addition to the royal family marks the ninth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth.
Eugenie posted a black-and-white photo of the couple holding their little one’s hand on Instagram with three blue heart emojis and two exclamations, around the same time the palace confirmed the news.
James Middleton, Kate Middleton’s brother, congratulated the couple in the comments section of the post.
“Congratulations such wonderful news,” he wrote, adding a heart emoji.
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, extended their congratulations to the couple on Twitter. A representative for the Sussexes did not have a comment on the record for HuffPost.
Eugenie and Brooksbank, a brand manager for Casamigos, reportedly met through friends during a ski vacation in Verbier, Switzerland.
They dated for seven years before getting engaged. Brooksbank popped the question by a volcano in Nicaragua in January 2018.
“We met when I was 20 and Jack was 24 and fell in love,” Eugenie recalled during the couple’s first TV interview with BBC One. “And we have the same passions and drive for life. It’s so nice that we get to share this moment with everyone and you get to meet Jack.”
The couple had a royal wedding of their own at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Oct. 12, 2018, the same place Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got married.
The two later announced that they were expecting their first child with a very modern announcement: through Eugenie’s personal Instagram. (A Twitter account for the royal family also released a statement about the exciting news on the same day.)
“Jack and I are so excited for early 2021....👶🏻,” Eugenie captioned a photo of the couple holding little baby slippers.
CORRECTION: This article initially misidentified Queen Elizabeth’s great-grandchildren as grandchildren.
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