Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapello Mozzi have officially welcomed their first child!
Buckingham Palace just confirmed the news on Instagram. They released a statement announcing the exciting news that the elder daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York, had delivered a baby girl a few days ago.
A New Royal
“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 statement read.
They also shared that the baby weighs “6 pounds and 2 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,” added the statement. “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well, and the couple is looking forward to introducing their daughter to her big brother Christopher Woolf.”
A First-Time Mom
So delighted to share the news of the safe arrival of our daughter on Saturday 18th September 2021, at 23.42, at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.
Thank you to the Midwife team and everyone at the hospital for their wonderful care.
— Princess Beatrice of York (@yorkiebea) September 20, 2021
The 33-year-old royal also took to her Twitter account and made her own announcement.
“So delighted to share the news of the safe arrival of our daughter on Saturday 18th September 2021, at 23.42, at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London,” Princess Beatrice wrote. “Thank you to the Midwife team and everyone at the hospital for their wonderful care.”
The Princess and her husband first shared the pregnancy news in May. The new baby girl is Queen Elizabeth’s 12th great-grandchild, as well as Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew’s second grandchild. According to People, the Prince and the Duchess of York became first-time grandparents this year when their youngest daughter, Princess Eugenie, gave birth to a baby boy named August with husband Jack Brooksbank.
The Baby Girl Will Earn A Title
In British royalty, Princess Eugenie’s son didn’t get a title, while Princess Beatrice’s daughter may have. In a report by Cosmopolitan, royal titles get passed down through the male line, and the elder Princess’ husband, Edoardo, is actually an Italian count. That said, the newborn is a mobile donna — Italian for “noblewoman.” However, if the baby was a boy, he would get a title like his father.
Meanwhile, Princess Eugenie’s husband, Jack, doesn’t have a title, which means their offspring doesn’t have either.
Princess Beatrice also gained a new title after her wedding. Apart from being a British princess, she is also known as an Italian countess.
They Are Great Parents To Wolfie
With her marriage to Edoardo, Princess Beatrice became a stepmother to his son Wolfie. As per People, the count shares joint custody of his first child with his ex Dara Huang, an architect, and designer who is based in London and Hong Kong.
“Edo is easily one of the best dads, he is so involved, and Beatrice is already showing that she’s a fantastic step-mummy,” an Insider revealed. “They’ve been on family vacations together with his son. They are really happy.”