Princess Beatrice has given birth to a baby girl

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Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
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Princess Beatrice has given birth to her first child, a baby girl, Buckingham Palace has just announced.

Beatrice and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi welcomed their daughter on Saturday, 18 September. The happy news was shared on Monday (20 September) via the Royal Family's official Twitter account.

Alongside a beautiful wedding photo of new parents Beatrice and Edo, the caption read: '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.'

An official statement has also been released on the royal family's official website. Further details have been shared, including the birth weight of the youngest new member of the royal family, who weighed 6 pounds and 2 ounces.

The statement adds: '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.'

There's no word yet on the new baby's name, but we can't wait to hear what Bea and Edo will name their daughter, and see a first photo of the little one.

Huge congratulations to the happy couple!

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