British Royal Family

A regal reason to smile: The British royals flood Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank with messages after welcoming their new baby son

Harry and Meghan have led the well wishes.

By Catie Powers
Princess Eugenie welcomed her baby son on February 9 - and you can bet her fellow regal relatives are celebrating.
Indeed, it's natural to assume the royals are beside themselves with excitement as the news was announced - and a well-timed reason to smile, might we add.
In an official statement, which was shared on 9th February 2021, the palace confirmed that Eugenie, 30, who is 10th in line to the throne, safely delivered a baby son at The Portland Hospital, 8.55 AM London time.
"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." read an official statement on the royal family's website.
Harry and Meghan were quick to congratulate Eugenie and Jack for their baby news. (Getty)
"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."
And it wasn't just the Queen who was delighted by the news.
Charles and Camilla shared a sweet snap of Eugenie and Jack's wedding day on their Instagram as they congratulated the new parents. (Getty)
According to Hello!, fellow parents Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were quick to send private congratulations to the Duke's cousin.
But while the Sussexes chose a more intimate way to send their well wishes, the same cannot be said for other members of the royal family.
Eugenie's Uncle, Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla Parker-Bowles took to Instagram to publicly share their delight at the royal birth.
Sharing a sweet snap from the couple's wedding day, the royals wrote, "Congratulations to Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on the birth of their son."
Eugenie shared a first glimpse of her new baby on her own Instagram page. (Instagram)
While we're still waiting on reactions from some other notable royals - i.e. Eugenie's cousin Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, as well as her sister Princess Beatrice and mother Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson - Eugenie herself has taken to Instagram to share a sweet glimpse at her new baby.
Posting a black and white photo of her and Jack holding their newborn's tiny hand, the princess simply captioned the photo, "💙💙💙."
Congratulations to the new parents!
This article originally appeared on our sister site, New Idea.

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