Princess Eugenie has given birth to her first child, a baby boy.
Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank were thrilled to welcome their brand-new baby, with the exciting news confirmed by Buckingham Palace today in an Instagram post.
The statement read: "Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie was safely delivered of a son today, 9th February 2021, at 0855hrs 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."
The news of a royal baby has understandably thrilled fans, who have been watching out for any indication to suggest Eugenie was about to give birth.
The 30-year-old has been sporadically spotted out and about over the last few months, but with the UK's strict lockdown and an understandable desire to keep things as private as possible, the pregnancy has been kept very quiet.
And that's exactly why the new baby's birth is all the more exciting.
Eugenie and Jack's new baby falls in 11th place in line to the throne, bumping the Queen's youngest son Prince Edward down the pecking order one slot.
It is unclear as to whether the baby will have a title yet, but we'll await that information in the coming days, likely alongside its name.
As for more pictures, Eugenie and Jack may choose to keep their child out of the limelight, or on the contrary, they may share images of the newborn to the world.
We'll just have to wait and see on that front...
The pair announced they were expecting their first child back in September 2020 with a gorgeous Instagram post featuring two images.
In the first, a pair of hands cradle some little baby slippers, and in the second picture, parents-to-be Jack and Eugenie are seen looking ecstatic at the news.
Despite preparing to becoming a first-time mum, Princess Eugenie has kept herself very busy.
Over Christmas, she got out and about to give back to those in need.
In images later posted by the Salvation Army, Eugenie was seen giving gifts to residents of a safe house in London back in December.
In another update shortly before Christmas, she and her charity co-founder Julia de Boinville posted a candid video of themselves wishing their followers of the Anti Slavery Collective a happy festive season.
"We are so proud of all the work that's been done in the anti-slavery movement this year and look forward to what 2021 has to bring," the caption read.
As for where their home base will be as they navigate life with a newborn, the couple recently relocated from Frogmore Cottage in Windsor - which was lent to them by Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan - to Eugenie's parents Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson's Royal Lodge in Windsor.
Being under the one roof as her parents will no doubt provide much needed around-the-clock support with the baby, too.
Eugenie is now embarking on a very special adventure with her husband, and the pair are no doubt stronger than ever as they do it.
After marrying in October 2018, the couple have gone from strength to strength, with Jack moulding into the family seamlessly.
That's why we're all the more excited to see these two embark on their parenting journey together.
Congratulations to the royal couple!