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Princess Eugenie welcomed her first child on 9 February

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Eve Crosbie
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Princess Eugenie welcomed her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank on Tuesday and there was one thing her birth had in common with Meghan Markle - the royals chose to give birth in the same hospital in London! 

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Eugenie chose the Portland Hospital to deliver he new baby boy, which is the same West End hospital where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son Archie, now twenty months, was born in May 2019.

Buckingham Palace announced the new royal baby's arrival in a statement released on Tuesday. It read: "Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie was safely delivered of a son today, 9th February 2021, at 0855hrs at The Portland Hospital. Jack Brooksbank was present. The baby weighs 8lbs 1oz.

WATCH: Princess Eugenie welcomes baby boy

"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.

"This is Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s first child, The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York’s first grandchild, and the ninth great-grandchild for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."

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Harry and Meghan welcomed Archie at the Portland Hospital in 2019

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HELLO! understands that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex privately congratulated the couple yesterday following the announcement of the birth of their son.

Eugenie shares a close bond with Harry and Meghan and it is believed, will raise their first child at the Sussexes' former home, Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. The two cousins also got married at the same venue  Eugenie and Jack tied the knot at St George's Chapel in October 2018, just five months after Harry and Meghan said their nuptials there.

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Harry and Eugenie share a close bond

The couples have also reportedly enjoyed a holiday together at George and Amal Clooney's home on Lake Como.

The Princess was reportedly one of the first members of the royal family to know about Harry's relationship with former actress Meghan when they first began dating in 2016.

Eugenie's son is the Queen's ninth great-grandchild following Archie's birth in 2019.

Princess Eugenie and her older sister Princess Beatrice were also born in the American-owned hospital on Great Portland Street in 1990 and 1988 respectively making Sarah Ferguson the first member of the royal family to give birth in the non-NHS hospital.

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