The four similarities between Princess Eugenie and Meghan Markle’s birth you probably missed

PRINCESS Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank welcomed their first child together on Tuesday.

And the birth shared several similarities to that of Eugenie’s cousin, Prince Harry’s son Archie back in May 2019.

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From opting for the same hospital to raising their sons in the same home – here are the surprising links between the royal births that you probably missed.

Born in the same hospital

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

He arrived at The Portland Hospital in London, the same place where Meghan Markle had baby Archie in May 2019.

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It is also the hospital where Eugenie herself was born in 1990.

Beginning life at Frogmore

Not only did the couple choose to welcome their son in the same hospital as the Sussexes, but it looks as though, like Archie, the York baby will also be raised at Frogmore cottage.

Eugenie and Jack spent lockdown at Fergie and Prince Andrew's home on the Queen's Windsor estate, but have recently spent time at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's former home..

The couple moved into the five-bedroom home in Windsor in November after a direct arrangement with the Sussexes.

Harry and Meghan said they were "delighted" to "open up their home" to the couple, but after only six weeks living there, Eugenie and Jack were said to have packed up their belongings and moved back to Kensington Palace.

Black & white announcement

The new parents announced the birth of their son via Instagram yesterday, sharing a tender black and white snap of their son’s hands alongside their own.

The snap is similar to the one shared on the Sussex’s now defunct Instagram account following Archie’s birth in 2019.

Harry and Meghan shared their “first public moment as a family” in the form of a black and white photograph of themselves tending to Archie at Windsor castle.

Post-birth privacy

Neither new mum wished to fall in line with the royal tradition of posing on the steps of the hospital with their newborn.

All three of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children have been presented to the public on the steps of the Lindo Wing, just days, and sometimes hours after the birth.

Equally Eugenie’s parents Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson posed with their newborn daughter’s outside Portland hospital.

But it seems that the Princess of York is following in the footsteps of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and choosing to give their son a more private welcome to the world.

In other royal news, we told you how James is the bookies favourite for Eugenie and Jack's baby name.

And we told you how Princess Diana would have "banged Harry and William's heads together" over the royal rift.

Plus these are the the Royal Family homes with ‘secret’ passageways and rooms – from Buckingham Palace’s cinema to Windsor’s hidden tunnel.

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