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Princess Eugenie’s baby is a fourth boy in the latest generation of Windsors


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The arrival of Princess Eugenie’s baby boy has made the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh great grandparents for the ninth time. And the new arrival, first child of Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, is the fourth great grandson they have welcomed to their every growing family.

Baby Brooksbank, whose first name is still unknown, arrived safely at 8.55am on the morning of February 9th 2021. His arrival was announced by Buckingham Palace at 5pm the same day with the Princess posting her happy news just moments later on her Instagram account.

The new eleventh in line to the throne joins Prince George of Cambridge, 7, Prince Louis of Cambridge, 2, and Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, 1, as great grandsons to Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. They also have five great granddaughters: Savannah Phillips, 10, Isla Phillips, 8, Mia Tindall, 7, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, 5, and Lena Tindall, 2.

The Queen and the Duke will welcome a tenth great grandchild later this year. Zara Tindall and her husband, Mike, are awaiting the birth of their third baby with the expectant father already expressing his hopes for a son.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank married on October 12th 2018 at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor.

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Lydia Starbuck is Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.