On September 25, Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, officially announced that they were expecting their first child, two years after they got married at Windsor Castle. The British Royal Family announced the pregnancy on Instagram and they all seem very enthusiastic.
Recent photos of the princess, taken in London, suggest that the Queen’s granddaughter actually dropped little clues that she was pregnant a while ago.
The 30-year-old princess was spotted wearing bracelets made of rose quartz… a crystal that is believed to have protective properties for women during pregnancy and childbirth.
Wearing jewellery like this seems very symbolic and the media has interpreted it as the princess' indirect way of announcing her pregnancy in advance. But not a lot of people spotted this little hint or identified it as such.
A message that the Royal Family is over the moon about
When the news was announced, the British Crown was over the moon, although the father of the future young mother has needed to be extremely discreet due to his involvement in the Epstein case.
This baby will be Queen Elizabeth II’s ninth great grandchild. Even though Prince William’s children (George, Charlotte and Louis) are the Queen’s most famous great-grandchildren, Elizabeth II can boast that she has witnessed the births of Mia and Lena Tindall, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and Savannah and Isla Phillips.
Where will she give birth?
In terms of the due date, Princess Eugenie has only hinted that the baby is expected for ‘early 2021’ and as for where the delivery will take place, Jack Brooksbank’s wife has said that she is planning to follow in Meghan Markle’s footsteps and give birth at Portland Hospital, where little Archie was also born. Princess Eugenie’s mother Sarah Ferguson, in turn, has opened up to the Daily Mail about how overjoyed she is about the idea of becoming a grandmother:
I am so exited by the news that Eugenie and Jack are expecting their first child. Thrilled for them both and in my 60th year cannot wait to be a grandmother. Welcoming a new baby into the York family is going to be a moment of profound joy.