‘As Soon As They Can’ Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank Want to Have Kids

Babies may be in the near future for Princess Eugenie, 29, and Jack Brooksbank, 33, who tied the knot last October at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle (the same venue where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married in May 2018).

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank want to start a family ‘as soon as they can’

The royal couple would like to give Queen Elizabeth II her ninth great-grandchild sooner rather than later according to a source.

Ingrid Seward, a royal biographer, told People the couple wants to start a family “as soon as they can.”

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Princess Eugenie of York (L) and Jack Brooksbank attend the Serpentine Summer Party 2018 at The Serpentine Gallery on June 19, 2018, in London, England. | David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images

Princess Eugenie is currently tenth in the line of succession and works as the director of an art gallery.

She’s not a full-time working royal like her cousins, Prince William, and Prince Harry, because she’s further from the throne. Rather, Princess Eugenie balances her day job with royal duties.

Now that she’s married, Brooksbank will likely accompany his wife on royal engagements more regularly.

Princess Eugenie’s mother would love to be a grandmother

Princess Eugenie’s mother, Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has no objection to grandchildren.

Before her daughter and Brooksbank married, she appeared a BBC talk show, The One Show, where Fergie talked about becoming a grandmother.

Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie at wedding.
Princess Eugenie of York and her husband Jack Brooksbank on the steps of St George’s Chapel after their wedding at St. George’s Chapel on October 12, 2018, in Windsor, England. | Steve Parsons – WPA Pool/Getty Images

She called the idea “excellent” and explained that her daughter and now son-in-law know she’d fit right in with a youngster.

“They are thrilled because I write children’s books and I’m a child, I haven’t grown up,” she said.

Fergie called pregnancy rumors ‘ridiculous’

After Princess Eugenie referred to 2019 as an “exciting” year in an Instagram post on January 22, 2019, pregnancy rumors began to fly.

Reporters asked Fergie if her youngest daughter had a bun in the oven. Her response: “Oh don’t be ridiculous.” Clearly bothered by the question she added, “I’m sorry you should not have asked this.”

Pregnancy rumors at Royal Ascot

Earlier this month at the Royal Ascot, pregnancy rumors were reignited when Princess Eugenie stepped out wearing a flowing dress.

Princess Eugenie at Royal Ascot
Princess Eugenie on day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2019, in Ascot, England. | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Fans and royal watchers alike were quick to connect the outfit choice to pregnancy. “Is Princess Eugenie concealing a baby bump underneath her dress?” was a question that quickly sprung to mind.

Although a flowing dress doesn’t mean the royal’s expecting a baby, Meghan Markle did take the same approach in the days leading up to her pregnancy announcement in October 2018.

Is Princess Eugenie taking a page of Meghan Markle’s book? Maybe. We won’t know until the royal confirms or denies the rumors herself.

Photographs from the same day showed the Duke of York’s daughter putting her hand on her stomach during a conversation with Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Zara Tindall. She may have simply been putting her hand on her stomach but fans have speculated the women were discussing pregnancy.

Princess Eugenie greets Zara Tindall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Princess Eugenie greets Zara Tindall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they attend day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2019, in Ascot, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

“Maybe baby??? Oh I hope Princess Eugenie is pregnant!!!,” a Twitter user wrote in reaction to the photographs.

Whether or not Princess Eugenie and Brooksbank are expecting their first child is speculation as the two haven’t responded publicly to the rumors. All eyes will be on Princess Eugenie during her next public outing, everyone on the lookout for a growing baby bump.