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Princess Eugenie is ‘doing really well after having a C-section’, royal source tells People


Princess Eugenie is ‘doing really well’ after giving birth to her baby boy ‘via C-section due to her previous spinal surgery for scoliosis’, a source told People magazine.

The daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson welcomed her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank on February 9 at London’s Portland Hospital. The couple were pictured leaving the hospital three days later on February 12.

According to the insider, who claimed to have spoken to the royal, Eugenie, 30, sounded ‘very content’ and said the baby is ‘a complete dream’.

Due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, the Duke and Duchess of York are yet to meet their first grandchild, the source added. 

Princess Eugenie is ‘doing really well’ after giving birth to her baby boy ‘via C-section due to her previous spinal surgery for scoliosis’, a royal source told People magazine (pictured leaving hospital last week)

The princess was born with scoliosis and has since been vocal about her experience, including showing off the scar from surgery to correct the condition on her wedding day. She often shares pictures on her social media showing the scars and encourages others to do the same.

Eugenie underwent surgery on her spine at the age of 12 so titanium could be added to repair the curvature which scoliosis had caused. The People source claimed she gave birth via C-section as a result, but the Palace refused to comment when approached by FEMAIL.

A cesarean section is not necessary for most women with scoliosis; Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, a board-certified OB/GYN at Yale University School of Medicine, told People that pregnant women with a history of scoliosis surgery are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

If the placement of the metal rods means an epidural isn’t possible, the mother-to-be and doctor will come up with alternative anesthesia options.  

According to the source who claimed to have spoken to the royal, Eugenie, 30, sounded 'very content' and said the baby is 'a complete dream'

According to the source who claimed to have spoken to the royal, Eugenie, 30, sounded ‘very content’ and said the baby is ‘a complete dream’

The new arrival weighed 8lbs 1oz and the couple broke with tradition by immediately sharing a black and white photo to Eugenie's Instagram of their baby boy, showing them holding his tiny hand

The new arrival weighed 8lbs 1oz and the couple broke with tradition by immediately sharing a black and white photo to Eugenie’s Instagram of their baby boy, showing them holding his tiny hand

Eugenie and tequila boss Jack are believed to be residing at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, where the couple spent time before Christmas after being loaned the home by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who now live in the US. It was understood that Eugenie and her cousin Harry reached a ‘private agreement’ over Frogmore Cottage though it is not known how long it will last.

The couple’s permanent home is Ivy Cottage at Kensington Palace, but they spent lockdown at Fergie and Prince Andrew’s home on the Queen’s Windsor estate.

Their baby is the Queen and Prince Philip’s ninth great-grandchild and eleventh-in-line to the throne, but will not have a royal title; only the grandchildren of the monarch are automatically entitled to one. 

Speaking to Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholl, a source recently revealed: ‘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 princess was born with scoliosis and has since been vocal about her experience, including showing off the scar from surgery to correct the condition on her wedding day

The princess was born with scoliosis and has since been vocal about her experience, including showing off the scar from surgery to correct the condition on her wedding day

Princess Eugenie and Jack's son is the Queen and Prince Philip's ninth great-grandchild and eleventh-in-line to the throne, but will not have a royal title

Princess Eugenie and Jack’s son is the Queen and Prince Philip’s ninth great-grandchild and eleventh-in-line to the throne, but will not have a royal title

The new arrival weighed 8lbs 1oz and the couple broke with tradition by immediately sharing a black and white photo to Eugenie’s Instagram of their baby boy, showing them holding his tiny hand. 

Proud new mother Eugenie followed the post with three blue hearts after welcoming her son at the luxury private hospital where Meghan also gave birth to her one-year-old son, Archie. 

The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of York, Sarah Ferguson and Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank were delighted at the news, Buckingham Palace announced, adding that ‘Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well’.

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) charity, which treated Princess Eugenie for the rare condition of scoliosis when she was 12, also wrote: ‘Congratulations to our Patron, HRH Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on the birth of their baby boy. We are so delighted for you both and would like to wish you all the very best’. 

The new mother is currently on maternity leave from her job as a director at Mayfair art gallery Hausery & Wirth, while Jack works for tequila brand Casamigos. 



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