Princess Eugenie baby LIVE – Andrew’s daughter 'broke tradition twice' with birth as bookies slash odds on name Arthur

PRINCESS Eugenie broke with royal tradition twice during the birth of her son yesterday, it has been revealed.

In posting a 'teaser' photo of her son's hand on Instagram, Eugenie rejected the more traditional style of royal baby announcement at which the happy parents pose for photos with their newborn outside the hospital.

The post went viral, garnering a staggering 60k likes in just a few minutes.

And Eugenie broke with tradition again in the timing of her announcement which was made a full 10 hours after the birth – much longer than the typical two or three hour gap royals usually leave.

The news comes as Ladbrokes say punters are backing 'Arthur' as the most likely choice of name for the new royal baby, with James a close second.

Follow our live blog below for the very latest news and updates on Princess Eugenie's new baby….

  • Debbie White

    WHAT WILL PRINCESS EUGENIE'S BABY BE NAMED?

    Arthur is the 5-1 favourite for the newborn boy's name, according to the bookmaker Ladbrokes, with James at 6-1.

  • Debbie White

    PRINCESS EUGENIE'S BABY 'HAS NO TITLE'

    Princess Eugenie's baby 'has no title', according to Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain.

    She explained today: "He has no title. He'll be known as Master Brooksbank."

    Wine merchant Jack Brooksbank has been married to Princess Eugenie – the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York – since October 2018.

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    EDWARD 'BOUNCED DOWN' TO 12TH IN LINE FOR THRONE

    Piers Morgan told GMB viewers that Princess Eugenie's boy is 11th in line for the throne, "that means poor old Edward gets bounced down now to 12th.

    "Although on a positive note, he's been sent to Scotland to save the union.

    "It's interesting that all these kids take precedence over the older members.

    "So Archie [Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's boy] is above Edward now, William's three boys are above Edward, and now this little chap – we don't know his name."

  • Debbie White

    'CONGRATULATIONS TO GRANNY FERGIE'

    Piers Morgan has sent his best wishes to Sarah, the Duchess of York, for becoming a granny for the first time.

    He told Good Morning Britain viewers: "I just want to say, congratulations to Granny Fergie, who has become a grandmother.

    "One of her two daughters, Eugenie, has given birth to a boy, just over eight pounds, and they're all doing well."

  • Becky Pemberton

    EUGENIE'S SCOLIOSIS CHARITY CONGRATULATES PRINCESS ON HER BABY BIRTH

    The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) charity sent their well-wishes to Princess Eugenie after the birth of her child.

    RNOH treated Princess Eugenie for the rare condition of scoliosis when she was 12.

    They wrote: "Congratulations to our Patron, HRH Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on the birth of their baby boy.

    "We are so delighted for you both and would like to wish you all the very best."

  • Becky Pemberton

    EUGENIE WON'T ACCEPT TITLE FOR HER SON

    Eugenie wants her child to have an "ordinary life" and will not accept a Royal title for her baby – as she and Beatrice "want their own lives", it is claimed.

    Eugenie, 30, and husband Jack Brooksbank, 34, have given birth to a son this week.

    A source told the Telegraph: "Although Andrew was always pushing for them to have more royal responsibilities, all Bea and Eug have ever really wanted is to live their own lives, while supporting the Queen when the need arises."

  • Becky Pemberton

    EUGENIE HAS SECURED A SCHOOL PLACE FOR HER SON

    New mum Eugenie has reportedly secured a place at Marlborough College in Wiltshire for her new baby, according to the Daily Mail.

    The school for pupils aged 13 to 18 is where Eugenie herself attended as a teen.

    Marlborough College is rumoured to cost £39,000 per year, and is also where Kate Middleton and her younger sister Pippa were educated.

  • Becky Pemberton

    ARTHUR IS THE FAVOURITE NAME OF CHOICE FOR EUGENIE'S SON

    Arthur is the favourite name of choice for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's newborn son, according to Ladbrokes.

    At 5/1 Arthur leads the betting with the bookies following the safe arrival of the couple's first son, or there's 6/1 on offer the baby is called James.

    Frederick, Edward and Albert are all chalked up at 8/1 apiece, while it's 10/1 for little baby Albert, Hugo or Alfred.

    Andrew is an outsider at 25/1 to be the moniker chosen by the new parents.

  • Becky Pemberton

    PRINCESS EUGENIE'S JOB

    Neither Princess Eugenie nor her older sister, 32-year-old Princess Beatrice, are responsible for carrying out public duties – unlike their first cousins Prince William and Prince Harry.

    That said, both sisters represented the Queen at the former Hanoverian royal palace for an event in the past.

    Eugenie actually works as an associate director for the Hauser & Wirth art gallery in London – but is currently on maternity leave.

    In June 2018, Eugenie told her 323,000 Instagram followers that she has "recently become an Abassador" for charity "Project 0 whose aim is to restore and protect the ocean."

  • Becky Pemberton

    THE NEW ROYAL FAMILY TREE

    The family chart below follows all the way through the generations, from the Queen, her children – including Charles – to Princes William and Harry and on to Wills' kids with Kate.

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    THE ROYAL LINE OF SUCCESSION

    1. The Prince of Wales
    2. The Duke of Cambridge
    3. Prince George
    4. Princess Charlotte
    5. Prince Louis
    6. The Duke of Sussex
    7. Archie Mountbatten-Windsor
    8. The Duke of York
    9. Princess Beatrice
    10. Princess Eugenie
    11. Princess Eugenie's baby boy
    12. The Earl of Wessex
    13. Viscount Severn
    14. Lady Louise Windsor
    15. The Princess Royal
  • Becky Pemberton

    EUGENIE'S SON'S CLAIM TO THE THRONE

    Princess Eugenie’s baby boy is 11th in line to the throne.

    He will comes after Eugenie and before the Earl of Wessex in the line of succession.

    The throne will pass to Prince Charles if the Queen abdicates, retires or dies.

  • Joseph Gamp

    WATCH: PRINCESS EUGENIE GIVES BIRTH TO FIRST CHILD WITH HUSBAND JACK BROOKSBANK

    Princess Eugenie gives birth to baby boy – her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank

     

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHEN WAS EUGENIE'S BABY BORN?

    Eugenie has given birth to a baby boy with husband Jack Brooksbank, Buckingham Palace announced this afternoon.

    The Queen's granddaughter Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank welcomed their son, who weighed 8lbs 1oz, on Tuesday February 9 at 8.55am.

    The new royal baby – Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank's first child – is the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's ninth great-grandchild.

    He arrived at The Portland Hospital in London, the same place Meghan Markle had baby Archie in May 2019.

    It is also the hospital Eugenie herself was born in 1990.

  • Joseph Gamp

    HOW OLD IS PRINCESS EUGENIE AND WHO ARE HER FAMILY?

    The princess was born Eugenie Victoria Helena on March 23, 1990, in London, and is 30 years of age.

    She is the younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and of Sarah, Duchess of York, who divorced when she was six years old.

    She has one older sister, Princess Beatrice.

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    DOING WELL

    A statement from the Royal Family read: “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. 

    “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.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    JAMES MIDDLETON REACTS TO EUGENIE'S BABY NEWS

    James Middleton has congratulated Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on the birth of their son.

    The brother of Kate Middleton said "Congratulations such wonderful news", along with a red love-heart emoji.

    He wrote in reply to a post on the Princess' Instagram account.

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHEN WAS PRINCESS EUGENIE'S ROYAL BABY BORN?

    Eugenie has given birth to a baby boy with husband Jack Brooksbank, Buckingham Palace announced this afternoon.

    The Queen's granddaughter Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank welcomed their son, who weighed 8lbs 1oz, on Tuesday February 9 at 8.55am.

    The new royal baby – Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank's first child – is the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's ninth great-grandchild.

    He arrived at The Portland Hospital in London, the same place Meghan Markle had baby Archie in May 2019.

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: WHEN PRINCESS EUGENIE MARRIED JACK BROOKSBANK

    Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank outside St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding

     

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    PRINCES OF WALES CONGRATULATES EUGENIE ON TWITTER

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    THE QUEEN IS 'DELIGHTED' AFTER EUGENIE GAVE BIRTH

    The Queen is "delighted" after Princess Eugenie gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday, Buckingham Palace said.

    In a statement, the Palace said: "Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie was safely delivered of a son today, February 9 2021, at 8.55am at The Portland Hospital. Jack Brooksbank was present.

    "The baby weighs 8lbs 1oz.

    "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.

    "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."

  • Joseph Gamp

    EUGENIE'S BABY ARRIVES IN SAME HOSPITAL THAT SHE DID IN 1990

    The new royal baby – Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank's first child – is the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's ninth great-grandchild.

    He arrived at The Portland Hospital in London, the same place Meghan Markle had baby Archie in May 2019. 

    It is also the hospital where Eugenie herself was born in 1990.

    Eugenie was born at the Portland Hospital in 1990
  • Joseph Gamp

    BABY ARTHUR FAVOURITE NAME FOR EUGENIE AND JACK

    ARTHUR is the favourite name of choice for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's newborn son, according to Ladbrokes.

    At 5/1 Arthur leads the betting with the bookies following the safe arrival of the couple's first son, or there's 6/1 on offer the baby is called James.

    Frederick, Edward and Albert are all chalked up at 8/1 apiece, while it's 10/1 for little baby Albert, Hugo or Alfred. Andrew is an outsider at 25/1 to be the moniker chosen by the new parents.

    Jessica O'Reilly of Ladbrokes said: "Huge congratulations to Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on the birth of their son.  The early betting is pointing towards a traditional name like Arthur for Eugenie and Jack's son."

    She added: "However, given Eugenie's name we can't rule out something a little more out-there such as Tarquin or Humphrey."

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHEN DID EUGENIE AND JACK BROOKSBANK GET MARRIED?

    Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank got married in a lavish ceremony at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, the same venue as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, in front of 850 A-list guests.

    The wedding took place on October 12, 2018.

    The couple's engagement was announced by Buckingham Palace on January 22, 2018.

    She'd got engaged to the tequila mogul in Nicaragua earlier that month.

    The couple began dating in 2011 after they met while skiing in the Swiss resort of Verbier.

  • Joseph Gamp

    BELGIAN ROYALTY CONGRATULATE PRINCESS EUGENIE

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