Beatrice, 33, and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi welcomed their first child into the world over the weekend. The Queen’s granddaughter gave birt
Beatrice, 33, and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi welcomed their first child into the world over the weekend. The Queen’s granddaughter gave birth to a girl, weighing 6lb 2oz, at 11.42pm on Saturday at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, Buckingham Palace confirmed on Monday afternoon.
Fergie returned from Balmoral in Scotland on Friday and was introduced to the newest addition to the family over the weekend.
A friend of the Duchess of York told Hello! magazine: “She is absolutely over the moon.”
In an official statement, Buckingham Palace said the grandparents and great-grandparents were “delighted”.
The Palace also gave a special mention to Beatrice’s stepson Christopher Woolf, known as Wolfie, from Edoardo’s previous relationship with ex-fiancee Dara Huang.
It said: “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.”
Fergie, 61, and Prince Andrew became grandparents for the first time earlier this year when their youngest daughter Eugenie gave birth to a baby boy.
Eugenie, 31, and her husband Jack Brooksbank welcomed their first child, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank in February.
Earlier this month, Fergie discussed the “extraordinary feeling when your child becomes a mother”.
In an emotional letter, published in Good Housekeeping, Fergie added: “Suddenly my little girlies have their own little ones … such a feeling to get used to.
“But if I do cry or tear up as you drive away, it is only because I am so proud of you.
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Beatrice’s baby automatically becomes 11th-in-line to the throne.
The newest addition to the family is also the Queen’s 12 great-grandchild – and fourth to be born this year.
Princess Eugenie’s son August was followed by Zara Tindall’s son, Lucas, in March.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had a daughter Lili, in June and now Beatrice has given birth to the Queen’s fourth great-grandchild in 2021.