Princess Eugenie announces birth of second child

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Princess Eugenie announces birth of second child

Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank have announced the birth of their second child.

In an Instagram post, Eugenie, the 11th in line to the throne, confirmed she had given birth to a boy, named Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank.

The newest member of the Royal Family, whose title is Master Brooksbank, is 13th in line to the throne, moving Prince Edward, down to 14th place.

“Jack and I wanted to share the news that we had our little boy, Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank on 30th May 2023 at 8.49 weighing 7.1Ibs,” Eugenie wrote.

“He is named after his great great great Grandfather George, his Grandpa George and my Grandpa Ronald.

“Augie is loving being a big brother already.”

Eugenie, the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, gave birth to her first child, August Brooksbank, in February 2021.

The princess, 33, shared a picture of Ernest, wearing a knitted blue-and-white hat, asleep in a Moses basket, and one of two-year-old August tenderly stroking his brother’s head.

August tenderly strokes his younger brother's head

August tenderly strokes his younger brother’s head

Buckingham Palace has said in a statement: “A small announcement we are pleased to share.

“Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their son, Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank. Ernest was born on Tuesday, 30th May, and weighed 7lbs 1oz.

“Her Royal Highness has shared photographs on her Instagram account this afternoon.”

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Britain's Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank pose in the Picture Gallery after they announced their engagement, at Buckingham Palace, London January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Brady/Pool

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

Ernest has arrived in the King’s coronation year, just weeks after the ceremony.

A heavily pregnant Eugenie joined the Windsors to witness her uncle Charles’s coronation in Westminster Abbey at the start of May, with Mr Brooksbank seated next to the Duke of Sussex in the third row.

Ernest is the first of Elizabeth II’s great-grandchildren to be born since her death last September.

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