Princess Eugenie’s baby birth date is a bittersweet day for the Queen

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

This past year, it has been all about Princess Eugenie, who announced to the world this week that she and her husband Jack Brooksbank had welcomed a baby, and being millennials, they did it with an Instagram post.

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While Princess Eugenie simply captioned her post with three blue hearts, her grandmother, the Queen, released an official statement on her own Instagram platform, even adding that she was 'delighted'.

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'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,' the statement reads. 'The baby weighs 8lbs 1oz.'

It continues: 'The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke of York, Sarah, Duchess of York, and Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank have been informed and are delighted with the news.'

Upon closer inspection, it appears that the royal baby's birth date, 9th February, is a particularly poignant day for the Queen. Her beloved sister Princess Margaret tragically passed away on the same day in 2002, at the age of 71.

The statement on behalf of Princess Eugenie later continued: 'This is Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s first child, The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York’s first grandchild, and the ninth great-grandchild for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.'

Congratulations to Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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