The line of succession to the British throne will soon have a new member: Princess Eugenie, daughter of Prince Andrew and granddaughter of the late Queen Elizabeth II, is pregnant with her second child.
Eugenie shared the news on her Instagram account on Tuesday, uploading a photo that husband Jack Brooksbank took of their firstborn, August, kissing her baby bump.
“We’re so excited to share that there will be a new addition to our family this summer,” the 32-year-old wrote in the caption.
“Princess Eugenie and Mr. Jack Brooksbank are pleased to announce they are expecting their second child this summer,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Tuesday, per People. “The family are delighted and August is very much looking forward to being a big brother.”
The incoming bundle of joy will be 13th in line to the British throne — a spot currently held by Eugenie’s uncle Prince Edward — and will be a “plain Miss or Master” rather than having a royal title, according to BBC News.
Eugenie — one of Andrew’s two children with his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York — met Brooksbank in 2010, and the couple married in 2018. In September 2020, the duo announced that they were expecting their first child, and August Philip Hawke Brooksbank made his arrival in February 2021.
“Our hearts are full of love for this little human, words can’t express,” Eugenie wrote on Instagram at the time, as she shared photos of newborn August.
Princess Beatrice, Eugenie’s older sister, is also a mother: She and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi married in July 2020 and welcomed daughter Sienna in September 2021.
“My children are phenomenal mothers,” Sarah, Duchess of York, told Hello in October 2021. “They were great children but now they’re phenomenal mothers. And now, I have these two exceptional grandchildren all in one year. … Everyone asks me, ‘How are your grandchildren?’ Well, firstly, I look at my girls being wonderful mothers and then I see these incredible beings.”