According to the first pictures that have surfaced online, Princess Eugenie gave birth to a baby boy this month, and she is basking in motherhood.
Photographs captured the new mother with her newborn son being driven home from London’s Portland Hospital and heading to Frogmore Cottage — the home that belongs to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Princess Eugenie wore a striped dress and camel-colored coat and showed that she is a protective mother as she held on tightly to her newborn son’s car seat.
Princess Eugenie flashed a huge smile and waved at the photographers. While the full name of Princess Eugenie’s newborn son has not been revealed, it is being claimed that the parents have picked an unusual middle name — Stamp to honor his paternal ancestor.
Stamp Brooksbank was a Governor of the Bank of England in the mid-18th Century.
According to a royal expert, the public announcement of his full name will be safe from controversy, providing the new parents do not choose an unusual name.
The first child of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank was born on February 9th, at Portland Hospital in London — the same hospital where Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, was born in 2019.
He weighed in at 8 pounds 1 ounce and is the ninth great-grandchild of the Queen and Prince Philip, who are reported to be “delighted” by the birth of the latest addition to the royal family.
Royal expert Daniele Elser has shared thoughts on the potential baby name, which could be announced in a matter of days.
Elser told royal fans that they could soon expect to see photos of the couple with their new baby, along with an announcement of a name.
However, a name like “Rocket or Cosmo or Eustace” could overshadow the occasion and cause controversy, she warned.
The royal family is known for their selection of traditional names, which often pay tribute to their grandparents and great-grandparents before them.
Elser joked about how staff in the Buckingham Palace gift shop might react if the baby is given an “unusual name,” such as “Onyx,” which is then printed on a range of souvenirs and collectors’ items.
Daniele Elser explained: “In the coming hours and days, it is likely that Buckingham Palace will release some sort of charming official shot of Eugenie, Jack, and their baby, along with announcing the little one’s name. There will be a surfeit of cute and heart emojis galore and not a skerrick of a controversy unless the couple names the tot something like Rocket or Cosmo or Eustace.”
She added: “Here is one last, fun, game of pretend to play: The expressions of the official Buckingham Palace gift shop staffers as they try to keep a straight face as they slap ‘Onyx’ or ‘Abner’ on some overpriced porcelain baby souvenirs.”
On Instagram this week, Princess Eugenie shared a black and white photo of her baby’s hand, as she and husband Jack Brooksbank held it.
The baby’s face could not be seen in the image, which was captioned with three blue heart emojis and two exclamation marks.
Congratulations flooded in from fans all around the world, and Princess Eugenie’s uncle and aunt — Prince Charles and Camille Parker-Bowles shared a public message of congratulations on social media.