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Sarah Ferguson welcomed both of her daughters at The Portland Hospital in London

By Stephanie Petit
February 10, 2021 11:32 AM
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Princess Eugenie kept up a family tradition with the birth of her first child.

Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter welcomed a baby boy on February 9 with her husband Jack Brooksbank by her side. She opted to give birth at The Portland Hospital in London — the same place where she was born in 1990!

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew welcomed both of their daughters — Princess Eugenie, 30, and Princess Beatrice, 32 — at the hospital, which is a quick drive from Eugenie and Jack's Ivy Cottage home in Kensington Palace. When Eugenie was born on March 23, she remained at the hospital for several days but received visitors like her big sister and aunt Princess Diana.

Sarah, Duchess of York
Sarah Ferguson and Princess Eugenie
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Princess Beatrice visits Princess Eugenie
Princess Beatrice visits Princess Eugenie
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Prince Andrew and Princess Diana
Prince Andrew and Princess Diana
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Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and his daughter Beatrice
Princess Beatrice and Prince Andrew
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Princess Eugenie left the hospital on March 30 wrapped in a white blanket in the arms of her mother. Fergie, as the Duchess of York is affectionately known, and Prince Andrew posed outside for photos with their new addition.

The Duke And Duchess Of York
Prince Andrew, Sarah Ferguson and Princess Eugenie
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Sarah, Duchess Of York
Sarah Ferguson and Princess Eugenie
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Fergie and Eugenie aren't the only royals to give birth at The Portland Hospital. All four of Princess Margaret's grandchildren born at there between 1996 and 2002, and more recently, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their son Archie at The Portland Hospital in May 2019.

Kate Middleton and Prince William followed in Princess Diana and Prince Charles' footsteps, welcoming all three of their children at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in central London, where William and Harry were both born.

The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge Depart The Lindo Wing With Their New Son
Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Louis
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Diana Charles Baby William
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Princess Eugenie and Jack's baby boy is the ninth great-grandchild for the monarch and Prince Philip and first grandchild for Eugenie's parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.

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Eugenie shared the first photo of their son, a black-and-white shot of the baby's hand wrapped around Eugenie's thumb while Jack holds the baby boy's arm, on her Instagram page Tuesday. The new mom captioned the shot with blue heart emojis and two exclamation points to show her excitement.