Prince Edward set to move down the line of succession following Eugenie’s baby news


Princess Eugenie has announced that she and her husband Jack Brooksbank are expecting their second child this summer.

Following the announcement of Eugenie’s exciting baby news, it has been revealed that Prince Edward will now fall down a place in the line of succession, all because of the upcoming new royal birth.

Edward’s niece, Eugenie is currently 11th in line to the throne, closely followed by her son August, who is a few weeks shy of his second birthday.

In 13th place is the late Queen’s youngest son, Edward, however, following Eugenie’s news, Edward will be pushed down to 14th place.

Princess Eugenie is the youngest of Prince Andrew’s two daughters.

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Princess Eugenie is set to welcome her second child this summer (Image: GETTY/Instagram/princesseugenie)

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Edward will be moved to 14th place, after the birth of the new royal baby (Image: PA)

With Andrew currently in eight place, Eugenie’s elder sister, Princess Beatrice is ninth in line. Beatrice’s one-year-old daughter, Sienna is in tenth place.

The younger daugher of Andrew and Sarah Ferguson shared her happy news on social media on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old shared an adorable picture of her and her first-born, who she shares with her husband Jack Brooksbank, on Instagram.

The sweet caption read: “We’re so excited to share that there will a new addition to our family this summer.”

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The official due date has not been announced, although the royal announced it the little one’s arrival to be during summer.

It has not currently been announced whether the couple’s second child will be a boy or a girl.

Eugenie and Jack began dating in 2011, confirming their relationship with an appearance at Royal Ascot that same year.

Eugenie is expecting her second child with Jack Brooksbank (Image: GETTY)

Eugenie and Jack’s second child will be the 13th great-grandchild of the late Queen and Prince Philip.

The new addition will be the first royal born since the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022.


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