On Friday, the Buckingham Palace had announced that Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank are expecting a baby early next year.
A tweet from the Royal Family account said the couple were very pleased.
The tweet added, “The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted with the news.“
Princess Eugenie is tenth in line to the throne. She had married Mr Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in October 2018.
She posted a photo of herself and her husband on Instagram alongside another of some baby shoes.
Congratulatory messages for the expectant parents have come from everywhere, including one from Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The couple’s baby will be the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s ninth great-grandchild. Their eighth, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, son of the Duke, Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex’s, Meghan Markle’s son was born last May.
Eugenie’s parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, will become grandparents for the first time.
The baby boy or girl will be born 11th in line to the throne.
The child will have no royal status, with no royal title, because he is a royal from his mother’s side but not his father’s. This could change if the Queen decided to give Mr Brooksbank an earldom or issue Letters Patent to amend the rules of transferring royalty.