Where is Princess Eugenie’s baby boy in line to the British throne, and why won't he have an official title?

As Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter welcomes her first child, we reveal who he has supplanted and why he won't have a title

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's new baby boy will be 11th in line to the throne, pushing his great-uncle, Prince Edward, further down the line of succession. Instagram
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Princess Eugenie, 30, welcomed her first child, a baby boy whose name has yet to be revealed, on Tuesday. The British royal took to Instagram to share a photo of herself and husband Jack Brooksbank, 34, holding his little hand along with three blue hearts.

Born at London’s Portland Hospital where Kate Middleton welcomed her three children, the baby boy weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce (3.6 kilograms) and is the Queen’s ninth great-grandchild.

“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,” said a statement from Buckingham Palace. “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”

Where is the new royal baby in line to the throne?

Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's new baby boy automatically becomes 11th in line to the throne, pushing the Queen's youngest son, Prince Edward, down into 12th place. This is because the new baby is the grandchild of Prince Andrew, who is older than his brother Edward, and so therefore leaves the boy further up the line of succession.

The new line is:

1. Charles, The Prince of Wales

2. Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge

3. Prince George of Cambridge

4. Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

5. Prince Louis of Cambridge

6. Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex

7. Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor

8. Prince Andrew, The Duke of York

9. Princess Beatrice of York

10. Princess Eugenie of York

11. Eugenie's baby son

12. Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex

Why won’t Princess Eugenie’s baby have a title?

As with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son, Archie, Eugenie's new baby boy will not have a title or be styled HRH. However, while the lack of a title for Archie Windsor, 1, was a deliberate choice by his parents who now live in California, baby Brooksbank's is because of royal protocol.

Although his mother is a princess by blood, because the baby was born down the female line of the Royal Family, Master Brooksbank will not have a title unless the Queen decides to bestow one.

The lack of title also stems from the fact that Jack Brooksbank was not given one when he married Eugenie in 2018. The modern precedent for this was set by Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips, whose children, Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips, also do not have titles.

Captain Phillips did not receive a title on their wedding day, with Raising Royalty author and Carolyn Harris telling Town & Country: "The couple declined a peerage of this kind that would have provided their children with titles."