Princess Eugenie to pass touching Christmas milestone this year ahead of royal baby

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The royal couple are due to become parents at some time in early 2021. They announced they were expecting a child in September, posting a photo of Eugenie holding a pair of baby slippers on Instagram.

The Instagram post by Eugenie came with the caption: “Jack and I are so excited for early 2021”.

The Queen and Prince Philip are understood to have been “delighted” by the news.

Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank married in a ceremony in Windsor in October 2018.

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The two are said to reside in Ivy Cottage, a royal residence in Kensington Palace.

Princess Eugenie recently made an appearance at a virtual event which was held to celebrate 30 years of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Appearing alongside her sister Princess Beatrice and mother Sarah, Duchess of York, Eugenie said she was “honoured” to be at the event.

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She also thanked her mother for “everything you’ve done, and that you do for the charity, and for us”.

Princess Eugenie serves as a director of the London art gallery Hauser & Wirth. Mr Brooksbank works in the hospitality industry and is an ambassador for George Clooney’s tequila company Casamigos.

Princess Eugenie is not the only royal to announce they are expecting a child in recent times.

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Zara Tindall, daughter of Princess Anne, said she was expecting her third child with husband Mike Tindall earlier this month.

Mr Tindall, a former England rugby captain, revealed the news in an unusual way – on a podcast.

Speaking on his The Good The Bad and The Rugby podcast, he told co-hosts Alex Payne and James Haskell there was a “third Tindall on its way”.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are said to be “delighted” at the news.

Meanwhile, Christmas this year is due to be a quiet affair for the Royal Family amid the country’s coronavirus restrictions.

Already, the Queen has cancelled the annual royal Christmas celebrations at the Sandringham estate.

In addition, it is thought the new Tier 4 restrictions have thrown royal plans into even further disarray.

According to People magazine, Kate Middleton and Prince William have had to change their festive plans due to the sudden rule changes announced over the weekend.

Analysts speculated the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with their children, had planned to celebrate Christmas with Kate’s family in Berkshire.

However, Berkshire has now been placed under Tier 4 measures which prohibit meeting people from other households indoors even over the Christmas or New Year period unless they are part of a support bubble.

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