PUBLISHED: 08:18, Sat, Sep 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:19, Sat, Sep 26, 2020
Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank announced she was pregnant with her first child yesterday. The news delighted royal fans, who have been hoping to see another royal baby on the scene ever since the two tied the knot back in 2018. This will be the Queen’s ninth great-grandchild, but Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s first grandchild.
Sarah — affectionately known as Fergie — took to social media yesterday and expressed her excitement at meeting the baby when it arrives early next year.
The Duchess of York tweeted: “I am so excited by the news that Eugenie and Jack are expecting their first child.
“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.”
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Sarah Ferguson holding her daughter Princess Beatrice (L) and her engagement photographs with Andrew (Image: Getty)
Eugenie and her husband Jack announced their baby news yesterday (Image: Getty)
However, in un unearthed interview, Fergie confessed she had struggled the first time she and Andrew welcomed a baby into the York family.
Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar in 2007, Fergie explained how she truly felt during her pregnancy with Princess Beatrice in 1988.
She said: “Two weeks after the wedding, the courtiers told Andrew, who thought he’d be stationed in London, ‘You have to go to sea’.”
The Duke and Duchess of York married in July 1986.
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Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew during her first pregnancy in May 1988 (Image: Getty)
She continued: “I spent my entire first pregnancy alone; when Beatrice was born Andrew