In delightful news, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are officially preparing to welcome baby number two!
The royal announced the news on Instagram early Wednesday morning (Australian time), sharing a photo of her first son August kissing her stomach.
“We’re so excited to share that there will be a new addition to our family this summer,” she wrote.
Buckingham Palace also released a statement, which read: “Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are pleased to announce they are expecting their second child this summer.”
“The family are delighted and August is very much looking forward to being a big brother,” the statement ended.
Princess Eugenie’s mum, Sarah Ferguson, was quick to comment on the Instagram post, penning: “Granny heaven ❤️.”
She also took to her own Instagram to delight in the news, posting a photo of August splashing around in the rain. The caption read: “You will be sharing puddles Augie! Superb news, Granny heaven… So deeply grateful.”
Meanwhile, Eugenie’s brother-in-law, Edoardo Mapelli-Mozzi – who is married to her older sister Princess Beatrice – also shared his love, writing: “❤️❤️.”
Their first son was safely delivered in London’s Portland Hospital, with Buckingham Palace confirming the news.
“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 a statement.
He weighed 8lbs 1oz at the time of birth.
Eugenie also marked the arrival of her first son on her Instagram, sharing a black-and-white photo of her and Jack’s hands grabbing his new-born fingers.
“💙💙💙!!” was the caption, which seemingly confirmed the bub was a boy.
Now, August will have a younger sibling. Congratulations to the happy couple!
At the coronation of her uncle – King Charles III – a heavily pregnant Eugenie arrived with husband Jack, and father Andrew in tow.
With English summer set to commence in June, and given Eugenie confirmed her due date for summer, something tells us a new royal baby will be earthside sooner than we think!