The royal traditions Princess Eugenie could break during birth

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Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are expecting their first child in early 2021, and they're set to decide which royal traditions they'll be following.


There are several traditions that come with having a royal baby that Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank will have to think about before the arrival of their child.

Traditionally the Queen is the first to be told about the birth of a royal baby, before an easel is erected outside Buckingham Palace with an official announcement to the public.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, however, went against royal tradition after the birth of their son Archie last year and announced his arrival on Instagram.

Similarly, royal tradition suggests a baby of royal descent is usually christened in a private baptism - but Eugenie herself had a public christening.

Her parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, opted to give their daughter a public baptism - something Eugenie could choose for her own child.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge held private christenings for all three of their children, but allowed photographers and royal fans to gather outside for their arrival.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, on the other hand, had a totally private baptism for Archie and released a selection of photographs after the event.

It's the first of many decisions the Queen's granddaughter will have to make ahead of the birth of her first child.

It comes after reports suggested Princess Eugenie will decline the offer of a royal title for her baby because she wants her child to live an “ordinary life”.

According to Vanity Fair, an insider revealed that Eugenie, 30, and Jack, 34, wish for their child to live an “ordinary life” as far as possible. Meaning a royal title is not important to them.

“Eugenie knows that a title can be a curse as well as a blessing and she and Jack want their child to live an ordinary life and eventually work to earn a living,” the insider explained.


Georgia Farquharson

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