Another royal baby is on the way!
Princess Beatrice, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, is set to give birth to her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi this fall, Buckingham Palace announced this morning.
“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,” an announcement from the palace read. “The Queen has been informed and both families are delighted with the news.”
Beatrice and Mozzi, a real estate tycoon, tied the knot in a private ceremony at Windsor Castle last summer. Given coronavirus restrictions, there were only about 20 guests present for the intimate event, including the queen and the bride’s parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York.
The princess is already a stepmother to Mozzi’s son from a previous marriage, Christopher Woolf, whom she endearingly calls Wolfie. “I had the great honour to become a stepmother, and have had the most remarkable time going back over some of my most favourite stories at bedtime,” she recently wrote in an essay for the Evening Standard.
She added of their relationship, “My stepson has been, as many children have, home schooling this term. Helping him to engage with stories is a great journey to inspire imagination, creativity, independence and humour.”
Beatrice’s younger sister, Princess Eugenie, just welcomed her first child—a son named August Philip Hawke Brooksbank—with husband Jack Brooksbank in February. Mozzi and Beatrice’s baby will be the queen’s 12th great-grandchild, following Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s daughter, who is also due this year, according to People.
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