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Sarah Ferguson ‘thrilled’ with Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank baby news and ‘cannot wait’ to be grandmother

SARAH Ferguson has said she is “thrilled” that her daughter Princess Eugenie is expecting her first child with Jack Brooksbank. 

The royal family announced the happy news today, with Fergie adding that she “cannot wait” to be a grandmother. 

The Duchess of York, 60, has daughters Princess Eugenie, 30, and Princess Beatrice, 32, with former husband Prince Andrew, 60. 

Speaking of the new arrival, Sarah said: “I am so excited by the news that Eugenie and Jack are expecting their first child.

“Thrilled for them both and in my 60th year cannot wait to be a grandmother. 

“Welcoming a new baby into the York family is going to be a moment of profound joy”.

Eugenie today announced on social media: "Jack and I are so excited for early 2021..." and shared a picture of baby boots to accompany the news.

Eugenie shared the happy news with friends and family earlier this month, two years after marrying Jack Brooksbank.

The baby is expected to arrive in February, just four months before Prince Philip's 100th birthday.

The Queen and Prince Philip have also been told and are excited to welcome their ninth great-grandchild.

A source close to the family said: “This has been the tonic the whole family needed.

“Eugenie and Jack are delighted, and told Sarah and Andrew a couple of weeks ago. They were both utterly thrilled - it’s been a long time since the Yorks had some happy news, frankly.

“The news has also been welcome by the Queen, who is very close to Eugenie, and obviously has an extraordinarily strong sense of family.”

The 30-year-old Princess and wine merchant Jack, 34, married in October 2018 at St George’s Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle - just months after her cousin Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle.

They met in Swiss skiing resort Verbier in 2010, and in a joint interview on The One Show two years ago revealed Jack proposed while on holiday in Nicaragua.

Eugenie famously chose a low-cut Peter Pilotto wedding gown which showed off the prominent scar on her back, to help others with disfigurements.

The scar was the result of surgery she had as a child for scoliosis, in which two titanium rods were inserted into her back.

Eugenie's sister Princess Beatrice, 32, became the first ever royal stepmother after marrying Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a secret lockdown ceremony earlier this year.

Meanwhile, the Queen was ‘full of LOL’ at Princess Eugenie’s wedding as Pixie Geldof shares cheeky joke she told.

Princess Eugenie shares behind-the-scenes video from her wedding day as she celebrates first anniversary with Jack Brooksbank

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