A family friend has told Vanity Fair that Princess Eugenie won’t accept a royal title for her baby if offered by the Queen because it’s a curse and she wants her child to have a normal life.
The Queen’s granddaughter, 30, and her husband of two years Jack Brooksbank, 34, announced on Friday they’re expecting the baby in early 2021.
A family friend of the couple has now revealed how titles don’t matter to the couple, who will raise the child at their residence of Kensington Palace, and said they just want a happy healthy child.
And it was said that 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 make a living.
Sources have also revealed that the couple will pick an ordinary name for their firstborn.
According to the rules of the House of Windsor, Eugenie’s baby will not automatically be entitled to the HRH styling, which only extends to grandchildren of the monarch, but a source said that even if the Queen did offer a title as a gift, it was not Eugenie or Jack’s want for their child to have a title.
Despite having royal titles, Princess Eugenie and her sister Princess Beatrice are not presently considered to be senior working royals, because they don’t carry out duties full time on behalf of the Queen.
The sisters, who are ninth and tenth in line to the throne, both have full-time jobs and don’t receive cheques from the Sovereign Grant, the government-supported fund that finances Queen Elizabeth II’s official responsibilities.
Princess Eugenie works as a director for Mayfair based gallery Hauser & Wirth and receives no money from the Queen.
Eugenie graduated from Newcastle University in September 2009, after studying English Literature and the History of Art.
After finishing her studies, Eugenie moved to New York to work for online auction firm Paddle8, before moving back to London in 2015.
She and her sister presently attend a handful of royal affairs a year, including sometimes joining the Queen at one of her annual garden parties in the summer, and making an appearance with other royals at Trooping the Colour.
Meanwhile, Jack, who’s European brand manager for Casamigos Tequila co-founded by George Clooney doesn’t have a title or an HRH.
And it now seems that royal titles are becoming too much of a burden and the time will finally come when all modern royals will forsake all HRH titles.
I’m actually beginning to like Eugenie and her sister because it seems like they have a lot more insight than their parents, but of course, the new baby won’t need a title, it will have everything offered on a plate, and as soon as the sex is known, the baby’s name will be put down for the finest schools.
Of course, the Queen has done a fantastic job as our non-executive head of state, but the monarchy is giddy and obsolete and it’s time for them to find something else to do with their lives.
And Princess Eugenie is from a rich family, who’s married into wealth – there will be nothing ordinary about the child’s upbringing. Although I think that Princess Eugenie is quite a decent genuine person that was born privileged, which isn’t her fault, the same as it’s not her fault that she has odious, self-seeking parents. They both seem like a really nice couple, so good luck to them both.