Queen Elizabeth's Granddaughter Princess Eugenie Gives Birth To First Child — Meet Her Husband, Jack Brooksbank

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Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie

And baby makes three!

Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, took to Instagram on Sept. 25 to announce that they're expecting their first child together.

"Jack and I are so excited for early 2021...." she captioned an adorable picture of her and jack holding a pair of tiny, fuzzy bear slippers. 

On Feb. 9, the palace announced the birth of Princess Eugenie's first child with husband Jack Brooksbank, and Princess Eugenie shared the joyful news on Instagram.

Who is Princess Eugenie's husband, Jack Brooksbank?

In addition to being a fashion icon, Princess Eugenie is ninth in line for the throne of England.

While she doesn't have official royal duties, she's a philanthropist and also serves as director of the Anti-Slavery Collective, where she's spoken to the UN about ending modern slavery. But what about her husband?

Here's what you need to know about Jack Brooksbank.

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He's a commoner.

Jack isn't a royal himself.

His mother is an accountant and his father is director of a company. He went to the Stowe school in Buckinghamshire, England, but decided not to go on to university, choosing to go right into the hospitality field instead.

His distant relatives, however, come from royalty.

While Jack and his immediate family don't have any titles to their names, there is royalty in his distant family.

He is descended from the Brooksbank baronets, and his family tree actually intertwines with Eugenie's a bit. "The Duchess of York is the great-great granddaughter of Lady Julia Coke, who is the daughter of Mr Brooksbank's great-great grandfather, Thomas Coke," one report stated

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Jack Brooksbank is a foodie.

Jack has worked at a number of restaurants over the years.

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He started his career at Admiral Codrington pub in Chelsea, then moved to the Chelsea gastropub Markham Inn. The Markham Inn is where he reportedly met Prince Harry, who is now his cousin-in-law. He later went to work at Mayfair's Mahiki.

What does Jack Brooksbank do for a living?

Currently, Jack Brooksbank is a wine merchant and brand ambassador. 

It was love at first sight.

Eugenie met Jack in 2010 while she was on a ski trip in Switzerland. Jack called the meeting love at first sight and they've been together ever since. He proposed to Eugenie lakeside in Nicaragua, dropping to one knee to ask for her hand in marriage. Eugenie described the moment, saying, "The lake was so beautiful. The lake had a special light I’d never seen. I actually said 'this is an incredible moment', and then he popped the question. I was over the moon, crying."

He proposed without a ring.

Jack didn't present a ring when he proposed, though he had already purchased the pink sapphire that would be the centerpiece. He and Eugenie later collaborated to design the ring.

They got married in 2018.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank got married at St. George's Chapel in 2018 — the same place Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot! 

Princess Eugenie gave birth to the couple's first child on Feb. 9.

A statement from the palace reads:

"Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie was safely delivered of a son today, 9th February 2021, at 8: 55 a.m. at The Portland Hospital. 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.

Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."

Eugenie took to Instagram to share an adorable picture of her new bundle of joy, and fans couldn't get enough of the little cutie.

"Congrats mom and dad!" one fan wrote, while another said, "Congrats to you both on your little boy."

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's new baby boy is first grandchild for Eugenie's parents, and the ninth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

Congrats to the happy couple!

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Rebekah Kuschmider has been writing about celebrities, pop culture, entertainment, and politics since 2010. Her work has been seen at Ravishly, Babble, Scary Mommy, The Mid, Redbook online, and The Broad Side. She is the creator of the blog Stay at Home Pundit and she is a cohost of the weekly podcast The More Perfect Union.