PRINCESS Eugenie has given birth to a baby boy, Buckingham Palace has announced.

The Queen’s granddaughter Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank welcomed their son, who weighed 8lbs 1oz, on Tuesday February 9 at 8.55am.

The new royal baby – Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank’s first child – is the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s ninth great-grandchild.

The baby arrived at The Portland Hospital, where the Duchess of Sussex had her son Archie.

Buckingham Palace said Jack was at his wife’s side for the birth.

The palace said in a statement: “The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke of York, Sarah, Duchess of York, and Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank have been informed and are delighted with the news.”

It added: “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”

Eugenie’s delighted parents, the Duke of York and ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York, have become grandparents for the first time.

The baby is 11th in line to the throne, and the latest addition to the royal family means the Queen and Philip’s youngest son the Earl of Wessex, who was third in line when he was born in 1964, has moved down to 12th place in the line of succession.

The arrival brings joy for the royal family as the coronavirus pandemic continues its grip on the country and beyond.