The royal, who revealed she was pregnant in September and had a due date set in early 2021, revealed the birth on Instagram, where she shared a black-and-white image of both her and her hubby’s hands holding the child’s hand.
In a statement shared by Buckingham Palace, the royal household expressed their excitement over the birth, with the statement reading: “Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie was securely delivered of a kid today, 9th February 2021, at 0855hrs at The Portland Medical facility. Jack Brooksbank was present.
” The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke of York, Sarah, Duchess of York, and Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank have been notified and are thrilled with the news.”
When a royal infant is born into the royal household, this sometimes shows a change to the line of succession to the throne.
So will the birth of Princess Eugenie’s very first child change the order in which members of the royal household would prosper to the throne?
Where is Princess Eugenie on the line of succession?
Princess Eugenie is presently 10th in line to the throne.
Initially in line to the throne is Charles, the Prince of Wales, the Queen’s eldest son.
He is followed by his eldest child, the Duke of Cambridge, and the duke’s three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
After the 3 Cambridge kids comes the Duke of Sussex, followed by his son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor.
In 8th place comes the Duke of York, the Queen’s 2nd oldest kid, who is then followed by his 2 kids, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
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Will Princess Eugenie’s baby remain in line to the throne?
With the birth of Princess Eugenie’s kid, the kid, whose name has not yet been exposed, falls in 11th place on the line of succession, one place behind his mother.
This suggests that the Queen’s 3rd oldest child, Prince Edward, shifts from 11th to 12th place.
When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s child Archie was born in May 2019, his birth resulted in the Duke of York moving from seventh to eighth place on the line of succession.
How have the laws of succession altered in the last few years?
In 2013, a new parliamentary act, the Succession to the Crown Act, entered into impact.
The passing of the act changed the rules relating to the line of succession, which formerly determined that if a male royal child with an older sister was born, the young boy could displace his female sibling on the line of succession, even if she was older than him.
The rule of male primogeniture no longer makes an application for royal infants born after 28 October 2011.