Well, this is a rather exciting royal update! Princess Beatrice has joyfully shared that she and husband, Edo Mapelli Mozzi, are expecting their first child together. The news was publicly announced this morning via the official Royal Family social media channels and via a statement that said both families are delighted to be welcoming a new addition.
In full, the statement reads: "👶 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."
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It accompanied an image of the couple pictured on their wedding day in July 2020.
Beatrice and Edo's little one is due to become the Queen's twelfth great-grandchild (with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's baby girl, who is due this summer, set to be the eleventh). The child will be Beatrice's first and Edo's second, as he already has a little boy named Christopher (nicknamed 'Wolfie') who was born in 2016.
Princess Eugenie, Beatrice's younger sister, welcomed a little boy earlier this year named August Philip Hawke Brooksbank (with her husband, Jack Brooksbank), so no doubt the two siblings - who are super close - are over the moon at the thought of raising their children with such a small age gap.
Beatrice and Edo married last July, after getting engaged in September 2019. However, like many others, the couple were originally supposed to marry in London at the end of May 2020, but had their plans changed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Instead, the wedding took place at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge in Windsor, with a "small private ceremony," according to the Royal family's official Instagram account.
A statement release by the palace explained, "The couple decided to hold a small private ceremony with their parents and siblings following the postponement of their wedding in May."
It continued, "Working within government guidelines, the service was in keeping with the unique circumstances while enabling them to celebrate their wedding with their closest family. No hymns were sung, but a selection of music was played. The National Anthem was played but not sung."
Congratulations to Beatrice and Edo - what lovely news!
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