Princess Beatrice is pregnant with her first child

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Photo credit: Twitter/Royal Family
Photo credit: Twitter/Royal Family

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are expecting their first child together.

The couple, who have been married for almost a year, will welcome a baby in the autumn of this year.

Buckingham Palace confirmed the news with a statement: “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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Beatrice and Mozzi tied the knot secretly last July with a handful of close family at Royal Lodge at Windsor, after their original wedding plans had been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Photo credit: Twitter/Royal Family
Photo credit: Twitter/Royal Family

The bride wore a vintage Norman Hartnell gown borrowed from her grandmother, paired with Queen Mary’s Fringe tiara, which Her Majesty wore for her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947.

Beatrice is already a stepmother to Mozzi’s son, Christopher Woolf, also known as “Wolfie”.

“I had the great honour to become a stepmother,” Beatrice wrote in an essay for the Evening Standard, “and have had the most remarkable time going back over some of my most favourite stories at bedtime.”

The baby will be 10th in line to the throne and the Queen’s 11th great-grandchild. Beatrice’s younger sister Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank recently welcomed their first child, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank.