Princess Eugenie
WINDSOR, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 12: Princess Eugenie arrives for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Yui Mok – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Princess Eugenie, the granddaughter to Queen Elizabeth II and youngest daughter of the Duke of York, is pregnant. The royal shared the news to Instagram overnight with a sweet photo of her first son August kissing her belly. “We’re so excited to share that there will be a new addition to our family this summer.”

Buckingham Palace shared their excitement revealing the royal family is “delighted” with the news. A spokesperson for the firm said in a statement: “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 forthcoming child will be 13th in line for the throne and will not bear an official title, instead being referred simply as ‘Miss’ or ‘Master’. They will be the first great grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II after her death.

Princess Eugenie and husband Brooksbank welcomed their first son on February 9, 2021 at Portland hospital in central London. The couple married at St George’s Chapel in Windsor in 2018.

Princess Beatrice, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Princess Eugenie, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth ll, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales stand on the balcony at Buckingham Palace following the Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London on June 16, 2007. (Photo by Anwar Hussein Collection/ROTA/WireImage)

The good news is certainly welcomed following the passing of the Queen and after many months of controversy. Prince Andrew had his royal and military titles stripped by the Queen in 2022 amid a heated sexual assault lawsuit involving close friends Jeffrey Epstein and now-convicted Ghislaine Maxwell. In late December Prince Harry also released his tell-all memoir Spare in which he heavily criticised the Monarch.