The royal family has just welcomed another baby!
The Queen’s granddaughter, and eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, Princess Beatrice, gave birth to her first child, a daughter, with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
Princess Beatrice’s baby girl was born on Saturday just before midnight at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. The baby girl weighed 6 pounds and 2 ounces.
The new baby’s grandparents and great-grandparents have all been informed and are said to be delighted with the news.
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 Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 20, 2021
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Buckingham Palace announced the wonderful news saying: “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 are looking forward to introducing their daughter to her big brother Christopher Woolf.”
In response to the happy announcement, William and Kate reshared the Queen’s official message on their Twitter account.
Shortly after the official announcement, Princess Beatrice tweeted that her daughter was born safely. She added: “Thank you to the midwife team and everyone at the hospital for their wonderful care.”
Princess Beatrice daughter is the Queen’s 12th great-grandchild.
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi secretly tied the knot during the coronavirus pandemic in a private wedding ceremony.
They were joined by close family including Beatrice’s grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and the late Prince Philip.
For the occasion, the Queen loaned her granddaughter a vintage dress, which she accessorized with a diamond fringe tiara that the monarch wore on her own wedding day in 1947.