We've got a big reason to celebrate today: Princess Eugenie has given birth and welcomed a brand new royal baby boy into the world!
Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank's happy news was announced this afternoon on social media by the official royal family account, with a post that read: "Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie was safely delivered of a son today, 9th February 2021, at 0855hrs at The Portland Hospital."
The post confirmed that proud dad Jack Brooksbank was present at the birth, and that the baby weighed a solid 8lbs 1oz. Ahhh, how lovely. It's about time we had some nice, cheery royal news.
There's no name yet for the baby, but let's give them a chance, shall we? The newborn has only been earth-side for a matter of hours, and they'll no doubt let us know in due course when a decision has been made.
Unconventionally, Princess Eugenie herself has taken to Instagram herself to share a gorgeous black and white photograph of her new son's hand to announce the news. Her picture was shared alongside a caption of just three blue hearts.
We first heard that Eugenie and Jack were set to become parents back in September last year, when the Princess shared a photo of adorable little baby slippers on Instagram with the caption: "Jack and I are so excited for early 2021..."
Details about the pregnancy were sparse, with the family only sharing that the littlest royal addition would be welcomed "early" this year. And early it was!
The limited amount of information is in keeping with the royal tradition, which never sees a specific due date released. With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby, Archie, the announcement said he was due in "spring 2019" and the same went with Prince William and Kate Middleton's youngest, Prince Louis.
Sadly, being born in lockdown the newborn won't be able to hang around with the fellow littlest royals and its second cousins just yet, but let's hope some normality returns soon.
Congratulations, Eugenie and Jack. We can't wait to watch the newest royal grow up.
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