Sarah Ferguson said she ‘cannot wait to be a grandmother’ in response to Princess Eugenie’s pregnancy announcement

  • Princess Eugenie announced on Friday that she is pregnant with her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank.
  • Eugenie, 30, is one of Queen Elizabeth II's grandchildren and the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York.
  • Ferguson shared a post on Instagram reacting to the news, writing: "Welcoming a new baby into the York family is going to be a moment of profound joy."
  • Ferguson also read aloud on her YouTube channel a children's book about a magical grandmother figure.
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Princess Eugenie is expecting her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank.

She announced the news Friday morning in an Instagram post, writing: "Jack and I are so excited for early 2021 …" with a baby emoji and a picture of baby-sized slippers.

Princess Eugenie, 30, is one of Queen Elizabeth II's grandchildren. She's the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York. Eugenie and Brooksbank got married in 2018 at Windsor Castle.

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Jack and I are so excited for early 2021….??

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Eugenie's mother, Sarah Ferguson, shared her reaction via Instagram to the news that she will soon be a grandmother.

"I am so excited by the news that Eugenie and Jack are expecting their first child," Ferguson wrote Friday on Instagram. "Thrilled for them both and in my 60th year cannot wait to be a grandmother. Welcoming a new baby into the York family is going to be a moment of profound joy."

The Duchess of York, who hosts a YouTube series, "Story Time with Fergie and Friends," where she reads children's books, shared a video on Friday reading a book with a main character who is described as a magical grandmother figure.

"Are you ready for all those Nannas, out there? Grannies, Grandpas, Nannas, and everybody out there — isn't it exciting," Ferguson said of the book, "Nanna Maureen: Here and not Seen" by Casey Gillespie.

The Royal Family's official Instagram account also confirmed Eugenie and Brooksbank's baby announcement on Friday.

"The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, Mr. and Mrs. George Brooksbank, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted with the news," the Instagram post read.

Eugenie and Brooksbank said that they are expecting their baby in "early 2021." The couple's baby announcement is the most recent since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shared that they were pregnant with their first child, Archie Harrison, who was born on May 6, 2019.

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