'New addition to our family this summer': Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank expecting second child

'New addition to our family this summer': Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank expecting second child
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank got married in October 2018, nine months after their engagement (Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Qatar Goodwood Festival)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Princess Eugenie is expecting her second child this summer with her husband Jack Brooksbank. The royal and her husband announced the news of pregnancy on Tuesday, January 24. The statement came from both Buckingham Palace as well as a social media post on the King's niece's account. The couple previously became parents in February 2021 with son August Philip Hawke. 

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"Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are pleased to announce they are expecting their second child this summer," the palace wrote in the announcement. "The family are delighted and August is very much looking forward to being a big brother." Princess Eugenie, 32, also confirmed the news on her Instagram page. She shared a photo taken by Jack where her son August can be seen burying his face into his mother and wrapping his arms around her legs. Eugenie captioned the adorable snap, "We're so excited to share that there will be a new addition to our family this summer."

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Princess Eugenie and Jack's second child will be the first of Queen Elizabeth's great-grandchildren born following her death in September, as per People. The new addition will be the 13th in the line of succession to the British throne.

Buckingham Palace was among the first to announce the birth of the couple’s firstborn on the day the baby boy arrived. “Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie was safely delivered of a son today, 9th February 2021,” read the statement at the time, as per PageSix. “The baby weighs 8 lbs. 1 oz. “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,” the announcement concluded.

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Princess Eugenie and Jack confirmed in their engagement interview that they fell in love at sight after meeting each other for the first time during a 2010 ski trip in Verbier, Switzerland. Jack reportedly popped the question to Princess Eugenie during a January 2018 vacation to Nicaragua. "The lake was so beautiful. The light was just a special light I had never seen," the royal said, as per People. "I actually said, 'This is an incredible moment,' and then he popped the question, which was really surprising even though we have been together seven years. I was over the moon." The couple got married on October 12, 2018, in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, nine months after their engagement. 

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