Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York has welcomed the arrival of her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, just over a year after the couple wed in July 2020
Princess Beatrice has given birth to her first child with her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
The York couple has welcomed a beautiful 6lb 2oz baby girl as the latest addition to the ever-growing royal family.
The announcement said the princess gave birth at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.
A name is yet to be announced.
The child is the second grandchild of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, after the birth of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s son August in February.
Beatrice was reportedly admitted to a London hospital on Saturday evening, and it was announced on Monday that she had given birth.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their daughter on Saturday 18th September 2021, at 23.42, at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.
“The baby weighs 6 pounds and 2 ounces.
“The new baby’s grandparents and great-grandparents have all been informed and are delighted with the news. The family would like to thank all the staff at the hospital for their wonderful care.
“Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well, and the couple is looking forward to introducing their daughter to her big brother Christopher Woolf.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge retweeted the announcement on their official Twitter page as royal fans have been flooding Twitter with their congratulations.
One user wrote: “Congratulations to the proud parents, and hoping mother and daughter are safe.”
Another added: “Congratulations to the beautiful family!!”
A third said: “That’s lovely news. Congratulations to Princess Beatrice and Eduardo on the birth of their daughter..”
Despite no name being revealed, betting intelligence website mybettingsites.co.uk, reports that the contending names for a girl is Alice or Victoria.
Reports say it took a fortnight for Beatrice’s parents to announce her name due to disagreements over what they would call her.
The Queen now welcomes the arrival of her twelfth great-grandchild as the monarch is already great-grandmother to Savannah and Isla Phillips, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, Mia, Lena and Lucas Tindall, Archie Harrison-Mountbatten-Windsor, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten Windsor and August Brooksbank.
Beatrice and Edoardo married in July 2020 and an announcement of the pregnancy came less than a year later as they revealed they were expecting in May 2021.
Due to coronavirus restrictions at the time, the private ceremony was attended by the couple’s closest friends and family, including the Queen and the late Duke of Edinburgh.
The Princess of York was moved to 10th place when Harry and Meghan’s baby, Lilibet Diana was born on June 4.
The princess’s son or daughter will be 11th in line to the throne when he or she is born, which means that Beatrice’s younger sister Princess Eugenie now takes 12th place.
Eugenie and Jack’s son August has also moved further down in the line of succession to 13th-in-line.
Despite the baby’s mother having the title Princess, the baby will not hold a royal title.
However, the baby will have a title of sorts due to Edoardo’s heritage.
Beatrice’s husband is an Italian count by birth, with his family descending from Italian aristocracy.
They own the prestigious Villa Mapelli Mozzi in Bergamo, Italy.