Why Princess Eugenie isn't allowed to talk about being pregnant around the Queen

When Princess Eugenie announced she was pregnant in some delightful good news on Friday, royal fans celebrated with joy.

Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank, who were married in 2018, will welcome a liitle baby boy or girl into the world early in 2021. 

The couple announced their exciting news on Instagram with Eugenie saying, "Jack and I are so excited for early 2021."


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The official Royal Family Instagram then made their own announcement congratulating Eugenie, saying the Queen was 'delighted' with the news. 

But as the princess prepares for motherhood and the many discussions to come about her new baby, she has been warned that she has to be careful how she discusses the subject with her grandmother, the Queen. 

Royal courtiers tell all of the younger royals that when they tell the Queen they are having a baby, they must never use the word 'pregnant' in her presence. 

Apparently, says the Daily Express,  Her Majesty finds the term 'vulgar' and prefers a more gentle description like 'being in the family way' or 'with child'.

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Queen Elizabeth is well known for living by strict rules and traditions that she upholds with pride, and although the word 'pregnant' is a medical term, many women from her generation prefer not to use it. 

Eugenie and Jack's baby will be the 8th great grandchild for the Queen and Prince Philip with Archie, the son of Prince Harry, being the last one to be born. 

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