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Princess Eugenie pregnant: Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew ‘overjoyed’ by baby news

The royal pair can't wait to become grandparents

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Princess Eugenie is pregnant and her parents Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew said they can’t wait to become grandparents.

Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank announced on Friday they’re expecting their first baby early next year.

The royal couple said they’re “so excited” to become parents, but they’re not the only ones to be over the moon about the news.

Remarking on the news, Sarah told HELLO! magazine: “Soon to be Grandpa and Granny are absolutely overjoyed!”

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Sarah Ferguson And Prince Andrew can’t wait to be grandparents (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Meanwhile, Sarah added on Instagram: “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.”

Princess Eugenie announces she’s pregnant

The Palace released a statement on Friday to announce the baby news.

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“Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in early 2021,” said the statement.

“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.”

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Princess Eugenie is due to give birth next year (Credit: Splash News)

Bookies’ top choices for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank baby name

Paddy Power have priced up what Eugenie and Jack may name their baby, and there’s plenty of choices to pick from!

According to the bookmakers, it’s Alice for a girl or Arthur for a boy which top the list at 8/1.

These names have several historical royal links.

Meanwhile, next in the running are Henry, Godfrey and Celia at 10/1.

Read more: Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank announce they’re expecting first baby

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The royal couple married in 2018 (Credit: SplashNews.com)

A spokesman for Paddy Power said: “There’s Royal baby news, folks!

“Alice and Arthur currently lead the market, though perhaps if they really wanted to cap off the madness of this year, they’d opt for the name ‘Boris’ or even ‘Brexit.'”

Last year, bookies placed odds on Eugenie and Jack announcing baby news.

At the time, a Ladbrokes spokesperson told The Sun: “It looks like the royals are getting broody.

“With Meghan’s first on the way and Kate’s odds of baby number four continuing to tumble, we’ve once again cut odds on Eugenie announcing a pregnancy.”

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