Princess Beatrice has given birth to a daughter, her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Buckingham Palace has announced.
The Queen’s granddaughter, 33, welcomed a baby girl weighing 6lbs 2oz at 11.42pm on Saturday at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. The baby’s name has not yet been revealed.
The baby is the second grandchild for Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson and the Queen’s 12th great-grandchild following the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan’s Markle’s second child Lilibet in the summer.
Beatrice’s baby girl is 11th in line to the throne, but although their mother is a princess, she will not have a royal title. Only grandchildren of the monarch through the male line are automatically entitled to the styling of HRH.
This means he or she will be plain Master or Miss Mapelli Mozzi. The Queen could bestow a title on her great-grandchild if desired, but it is unlikely to be asked for.
In a tweet from her official Twitter account, Beatrice said she was delighted’ to ‘share the news of the safe arrival’ of the couple’s daughter, adding: ‘Thank you to the midwife team and everyone at the hospital for their wonderful care.’
Beatrice and Edo, who married in 2020, also said they look forward introducing their daughter to her big brother Wolfie, whose mother is Edo’s ex Dara Huang.
Princess Beatrice has given birth to a daughter, her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Buckingham Palace has announced. Pictured, the couple at Wimbledon in July
In a tweet from her official Twitter account, Beatrice said she was delighted’ to ‘share the news of the safe arrival’ of the couple’s daughter, adding: ‘Thank you to the midwife team and everyone at the hospital for their wonderful care’
Princess Eugenie’s baby will be the second grandchild for Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson and the Queen’s 12th great-grandchild following the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan’s Markle’s second child in the summer. Pictured, line of succession
Buckingham Palace said in a statement: ‘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 six pounds and two 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.
BEATRICE’S BABY DAUGHTER IS LATEST IN LONG LINE OF QUEEN’S GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
Princess Beatrice’s baby girl is the Queen’s 12th great-grandchild.
The royal infant has arrived just months after the death of their great-grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh.
The monarch’s large brood of great-grandchildren has swelled in 2021, with Princess Eugenie welcoming baby son August in February and Zara Tindall her third child Lucas in March.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s daughter Lili Mountbatten-Windsor was born in June, just over two months after 99-year-old Philip died.
The Queen’s great-grandchildren are: Savannah and Isla Phillips; Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis of Cambridge; Mia, Lena and Lucas Tindall; Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and his sister Lili; August Brooksbank; and Princess Beatrice’s new arrival.
The baby has been born 11th in line to the throne.
The first 10 places remain the same, with the new addition to the family entering the line of succession below Beatrice and above Eugenie, who has moved down to 12th place.
The Cambridge children call their great-grandmother the Queen Gan-Gan, and the monarch always leaves a small gift in her great-grandchildren’s rooms whenever they come to stay.
When she was introduced to George soon after he was born in 2013, it was the first time in almost 120 years that a reigning monarch had met a future king three generations ahead.
‘Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well, and the couple are looking forward to introducing their daughter to her big brother Christopher Woolf.’
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall’s official Twitter account welcomed the birth of Beatrice and Edoardo’s baby daughter.
The tweet said: ‘Congratulations to Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on the happy news of the birth of their daughter.’
The royal tied the knot with Edo in September 2020 and this is their first child together.
Her baby girl is 11th in line to the throne, and although her mother is a princess she will be plain Miss Mozzi – and will also be a half-sibling to Edo’s son, Wolfie.
Beatrice’s baby is the second grandchild for Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson and the Queen’s 12th great-grandchild following the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan’s Markle’s second child in the summer.
The York sister will become one of the few royal mothers to raise children in a blended family after welcoming her daughter this weekend.
Edo already has a five-year-old son Christopher Woolf, known as Wolfie, with ex-fiancé Dara Huang. American architect Dara remains on good terms with her ex and his new wife and Beatrice is a hands on stepmother.
Beatrice also became an aunt earlier this year when her sister Eugenie gave birth to her first child, August with husband Jack Brooksbank on 9 February.
Beatrice is the only princess in the British royal family to marry someone with children and take on a stepchild. The only other step-parent in the Queen’s immediate family is her son Prince Charles, who became stepfather to Camilla Parker Bowles’ son Tom and daughter Laura when they wed in 2005.
Previously speaking about her step-son, Beatrice said: ‘Homeschooling, that was definitely not my forte! Not going to lie. Sadly, I can’t blame that on dyslexia. But I’ve felt very lucky to have had the chance to work with my bonus son (Wolfie) over the course of the school closures. It was a huge learning curve for all of us.’
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