People: Princess Eugenie ‘will be more of a bohemian parent, a bit like her mom’

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I get the feeling that Princess Eugenie kind of thought her pregnancy announcement would be bigger news, and perhaps even a week-long story? The thing is, it felt like the palace held the announcement and used it to deflect from all of the stories about how much money they’ve been spending over the past year. It’s royal stagecraft 101: don’t pay attention to the money and royal crises when you could pay attention to royal babies! Still, people are happy for Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. So now we get to talk about what kind of mother she’ll be.

When it comes to royal parenting, Princess Eugenie will likely follow in her mom Sarah Ferguson’s fun footsteps.

After Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank announced the happy news on Friday that they’re expecting their first child, a friend of the couple tells PEOPLE, “Eugenie is such a fun person but very thoughtful too. I think she will be more of a bohemian parent, a bit like her mom, while Jack will be calm and chilled.”

Eugenie’s mom, affectionately known as Fergie, was one of the first to congratulate the couple: “I am so excited by the news that Eugenie and Jack are expecting their first child,” she said in a statement to PEOPLE. “Thrilled for them both and in my 60th year cannot wait to be a grandmother. Welcoming a new baby into the York family is going to be a moment of profound joy.”

The new baby will be the first grandchild for Prince Andrew and Fergie and will be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s ninth great-grandchild.

[From People]

I remember, years ago, reading an interview with the York princesses and Fergie, and their dynamic didn’t seem like “Fergie is chilled out and bohemian and her daughters are the same way.” Not at all. Fergie is a disaster and, if anything, her daughters have had to emotionally support her and “parent” her throughout their lives, even as little kids. Fergie wants good things for her girls, I’m not denying that, but mostly she’s a train wreck personality who sucks all the air out of the room. She’s a user, and she uses her daughters. So… I actually think Eugenie will be a good mom, because she had such a bad mother and she’ll want to raise her child differently.

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  1. Eleonor says:

    Fergie is not a bohemian.
    She is a train wreck with a passion for money.

    • Züri says:

      Ha! If by “bohemian” they mean grifting and thirsty hot mess, then sure. Otherwise, I consider bohemian upbringing what Zoë Kravitz had in Topanga. There is nothing about Fergie that would ever make me think “bohemian.”

    • holly hobby says:

      Maybe she’s referring to her love of toe sucking. I am old enough to remember that picture that blew up the marriage. Hahah.

    • FicklePickle says:

      This IS British Aristocrat speak here, when they say ‘bohemian’ they mean things like ‘constantly broke’, ‘alcoholic’, ‘bizarre fashion sense’, ‘drug-addled’, things like that.

      It’s essentially shorthand for ‘in some manner incapable of or unwilling to be a perfectly proper Blue Blood in all their 50s Regressivism glory, generally due to mental illness, addiction, being poor, or when they went to college and read about Marxism and mingled with the peasants they actually went and started CARING about things like equality and the social contract’.

    • Gobo says:

      And an even bigger passion for spending it recklessly.

  2. ABritGuest says:

    Didn’t Fergie take the girls to Epstein’s island & admit to dipping into their trust funds? Yeah even though they seem like a close family hopefully she’s learning what NOT to do from Fergie

    • Kalana says:

      The Queen bought a house as an investment for the girls but it was sold I think in part to pay Fergie’s debts. Edo and Jack went into business with Fergie but that fell apart very quickly and the boys have distanced themselves from her.

  3. Sofia says:

    Not trying to “mommy shame” but Fergie just seems and is a hot mess. Didn’t she take money from Epstein because she couldn’t pay her assistant? Didn’t she dip into her daughter’s inheritances because again, she was short on cash?

    • Nic919 says:

      Yes. She’s such a great mom she brought her young kids to pedo island putting her girls at risk and she had no issues borrowing money from Epstein because she is so horrible with money she can’t get a loan from a legitimate source.

  4. Kalana says:

    Years ago, one of Beatrice’s exes did an interview about his relationship with her and life in the York family. Fergie was a terrible influence on those girls and would party with them when they were still quite young. We know she took the girls to Epstein island. Fergie isn’t bohemian, she’s trash. The girls love their parents though.

  5. Mignionette says:

    Bohemian = I will not be doing any of that Royal protocol stuff.

    The Rat Reporters are preparing us for no Lindo or Portland pics.

  6. Snuffles says:

    I hope Eugenie breaks the cycle. Besides Harry, she’s the next most likely to keep her kids away from this toxic mess as much as she can and raise her children differently. I am sure she is watching Harry’s post Firm moves very closely for ideas.

  7. Rea says:

    I think Anne had the right idea about raising children. They seem to be the only normal ones.

  8. bobafelty says:

    So a grifter?

  9. Oh says:

    I will say it again.. no one cares about Eugenie and her pregnancy… It is funny that people blame Meghan because she announcing her pregnancy three days after the wedding so she was trying to steal the lights from Eugenie’s wedding. Even if Meghan was not pregnant, Harry and Meghan’s tour will undoubtedly overwhelm her wedding ..It is also funny when Eugenie announced her pregnancy, literally they keep mentioning Meghan all the time. Some sites even put Meghan and Harry’s picture to announce Eugenie’s pregnancy Looool

  10. Sass says:

    “Eugenie is…like her mom”

    God I hope not. 😬

  11. Murphy says:

    No one knows, (let alone People magazine) what kind of parent they will be until they are a parent.

  12. sunny says:

    I think she seems kind, and low-key, and sensible. Um, I can’t see her being a bit like her own mother who was frankly a shady mess despite her clear love for her daughters.

  13. Bohemian Angel says:

    Bohemian my arse! What an insult!!!