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Princess Eugenie’s Baby Name Predicted by Royal Experts

For Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank, who announced in September that their first child together would arrive in “early 2021”, parenthood is fast approaching. 

 Royal experts have predicted their baby names of choice, with bookmakers fairly confident their baby name will begin with ‘A.’ 

The top prediction for a girl is Alice, with odds of 9/1. Alice is a family name for Eugenie: Prince Philip’s mother, and Eugenie’s great-grandmother, was Princess Alice of Battenberg. 

Arthur and Henry are tied as the top prediction for a boy, also with odds of 9/1—and again, both names have royal precedent. Prince Harry’s real name is Henry, which would be a touching tribute to the Duke of Sussex since Eugenie and Harry are famously close. Arthur, meanwhile, is a popular middle name with Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Louis all sharing it. 

The new arrival will be the Queen’s ninth great-grandchild, and will be 11th in the line of succession—but because Brooksbank has no royal title himself, the baby won’t inherit onehe or she will be plain Master or Miss Brooksbank. Unless the Queen grants Brooksbank an earldom, or directly bestows a title on the new baby.  

Karen Spensley

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