It seems there’s something in the royal water because Princess Beatrice just announced she is expecting her first baby in the autumn. Congrats, Bea!
Buckingham Palace took to Twitter to share the news with a thoroughly modern post, writing: “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.”
The couple got married in July 2020 and this will be their first child. The news comes after her sister, Princess Eugenie, welcomed a little boy in February.
Princess Beatrice and her boyfriend, businessman Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, tied the knot in July last year in a secret ceremony in front of the Queen and Prince Andrew. Due to lockdown restrictions, it was a small affair. Prince Andrew and the late Prince Philip also attended the service, along with about 20 other guests after Coronavirus wedding restrictions dampened dreams of a big ceremony.
The pair, who got engaged in September 2109, were due to be married on May 29th but the pandemic put a stop to their nuptials.
Whilst we don’t know too much about Bea’s boyfriend, Edoardo and Beatrice made their first public appearance at the National Portrait Gallery’s 2019 Gala and then were seen holding hands in New York before joining Bea’s mother, Sarah Ferguson, at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Then, the duo arrived together to Ella Windsor’s wedding to Thomas Kingston at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.
So who is the newest member of the royal family? Edoardo’s stepfather was Christopher Shale, who was a British political operative and close friend of former PM, David Cameron. Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson were both close friends of Christopher and attended his funeral alongside Bea.
Edoardo also has strong humanitarian roots and founded Cricket Builds Hope (CBH), an organisation teaching Rwandans to play cricket, which seemingly makes him the perfect match for Bea, who is passionate about a plethora of charitable causes.
We’ll keep you updated with more baby details as and when we hear them. Congrats, Bea and Edoardo!