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The Queen won't be able to follow this tradition when Princess Eugenie's baby is born

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are set to welcome their first child soon

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Danielle Stacey
Online Royal CorrespondentLondon
January 12, 2021
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The Queen has just welcomed her ninth great-grandchild after Princess Eugenie gave birth to a baby boy - and Zara Tindall won't be far behind her with the tenth great-grandchild. However, there's one tradition the monarch could be set to miss out on amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Her Majesty is usually one of the first family members to meet a royal baby, having travelled to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's three children within days of their births.

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The Queen also met the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son Archie at Windsor Castle, just two days after his arrival in May 2019.

Sadly, with the current lockdown in England, the monarch may have to meet Eugenie's little one by video call until such time as the restrictions are lifted.

Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank welcomed a baby boy on February 9, born at The Portland Hospital. 

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Jack and Eugenie welcomed their first child on February 9

Mike and Zara, who will welcome their third child this year, have kept their baby's due date under wraps.

The couple live on the Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire, and it's likely that Zara's mother Princess Anne and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence, as well as her brother Peter Phillips, his ex-wife Autumn and their children, Savannah, ten, and Isla, eight, will among the first to meet the new tot.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been staying at Windsor Castle throughout the lockdowns, but are said to have been keeping in touch with the rest of the royals by telephone and video calls.

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