Princess Beatrice is pregnant with her first child with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
Buckingham Palace confirmed the news this morning, saying: ‘Her Royal Highness
Princess Beatrice and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are very pleased to announce that
they are expecting a baby in the autumn of this year.
The couple married in a secret ceremony last July at Royal Lodge at Windsor,
with a handful of close family in attendance. The bride wore a vintage Norman Hartnell
gown that she borrowed from her grandmother, as well as Her Majesty’s Queen Mary’s
Fringe tiara, the very same one she had worn for her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947.
Her Majesty, 95, who is mourning the death of Prince Philip, is said to be “delighted”
at her granddaughter’s news.
The Queen currently has ten great-grandkids after Princess Eugenie gave birth to a son
August in February, followed by Zara Tindall’s son Lucas in March.
Beatrice’s baby will be her 12th – with Meghan Markle due to give birth to her and Prince
Harry’s daughter in the summer.
Princess Beatrice is already a stepmother to Edoardo’s four-year-old son Christopher
Woolf, known as Wolfie.
A Buckingham Palace statement said today: “Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice
and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are very pleased to announce that they are expecting
a baby in autumn of this year.
“The Queen has been informed and both families are delighted with the news.”