Princess Eugenie's baby will have one very special connection to the Cambridges

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The royal family are undoubtedly the most talked-about family in the world, with the Mountbatten-Windsors never failing to make viral news.

In recent years, the millennial royals have dominated the spotlight - especially with their non-stop wedding and baby news.

This month, it is all about Princess Eugenie, who announced to the world last Friday that she was expecting her first child with her husband Jack Brooksbank.

And being a millennial - she did it with an Instagram post.

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Posting two photographs - one of her holding a gorgeous pair of baby bear booties and another of the couple grinning - Eugenie broke the news, captioning the snap: 'Jack and I are so excited for early 2021'.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge couldn't hide their excitement for their relatives as they liked Princess Eugenie's announcement from their official Instagram account.

It's hardly surprising that the Cambridges are particularly excited, with the family of five being the future royal baby's neighbours.

The future baby's home will be Eugenie and Jack's Ivy Cottage, in the Kensington Palace grounds, just a few steps from the Cambridges' Apartment 1A home.

Announcing an official statement, Buckingham Palace confirmed the news.

'Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in early 2021,' the statement read. '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.'

Huge congratulations to Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.