Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank 'so excited' to be expecting second child

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. Credit: PA

Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank are preparing to welcome their second child.

The late Queen’s granddaughter and her husband are expecting the new addition to their family in the summer.

The 32-year-old royal shared a family photograph of her son August kissing her bump to announce the news.

In the photograph, taken by Mr Brooksbank, Eugenie, dressed in a woolly hat, beams as August, in a burgundy winter hat, matching trousers and wellies, embraces her and kisses her bump, as they stand next to a fence in a leaf-strewn field.

Eugenie wrote: “We’re so excited to share that there will be a new addition to our family this summer.”

Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are pleased to announce they are expecting their second child this summer.

“The family are delighted and August is very much looking forward to being a big brother.”

August will be a big brother when his little sibling comes along in the summer. Credit: PA

The baby will be born 13th in line to the throne and will be a plain Miss or Master. He or she will be the first of the Queen’s great-grandchildren to be born since her death, and will arrive in the King’s coronation year.

Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank, August and (bottom row) the Duchess of Gloucester and Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London Ken Olisa. Credit: PA

August Philip Hawke Brooksbank was born at the exclusive Portland Hospital in central London on February 9 2021. He made an appearance at the Platinum Jubilee pageant celebrations last year wearing a union flag jumper as Eugenie bounced him up and down on her knee as they sat in the royal box.

The happy news has brought joy to the Windsors in the wake of the late Queen’s death and amid difficult times following the publication of the Duke of Sussex’s controversial tell-all memoir.

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