Pregnant Princess Eugenie on coping with lockdown 2.0

Jennifer Savin
·2-min read

From Cosmopolitan

At times this year has somewhat felt 1000% doom and gloom, but one lovely spot of news it's brought is that Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, are expecting their first child together. And I don't know about you guys, but in tough times like this (hello Lockdown 2.0), I'm clinging on to any shred of joy that comes my way – which includes cooing over the Princess's bump pictures.

Given the aforementioned second lockdown, Eugenie has delighted royal fans by partaking in a video call interview as part of her work with the Anti-Slavery Collective (which she co-founded in 2017, with her best friend Julia de Boinville). During the discussion with Cameron Saul, ambassador for #TOGETHERBAND (which are handmade by Nepalese women rescued from trafficking), she spoke candidly about how life has changed.

"Lockdown's been OK for me. I can't believe we're on lockdown 2.0, as everyone's calling it," The Queen's granddaughter shared. "I'm very lucky to have had my health throughout number 1 and number 2 and I just can't really begin to imagine what people are going through, who are getting ill."

Despite being lucky with her own health, Eugenie also opened up about a difficult experience – her father-in-law, George, was hospitalised back in March.

"My father-in-law was quite ill in lockdown one so I am so grateful that he is alive," She said. "There are so many incredible people out there fighting for everyone's lives."

HRH Princess Eugenie of York, as she's formally known, is due to give birth "early 2021" and announced the happy news with the world via an adorable Instagram post featuring a pair of baby slippers.

The royal family also announced the news in a happy statement, alongside a picture of Jack and Eugenie on their wedding day: "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."

To learn more about Eugenie's work with the Anti-Slavery Collective, see the website here. Likewise, you can #TOGETHERBAND'S site to learn about about their iniative.

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