Princess Beatrice gives birth to a girl

Princess Beatrice has given birth to a girl at Chelsea and Westminster hospital in London, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, welcomed their first child together on Saturday. The princess, 33, is also stepmother to Mozzi’s son from his previous relationship with his ex-fiancee Dara Huang.

Buckingham Palace said: “Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their daughter on Saturday 18 September 2021, at 23.42, at the Chelsea and Westminster hospital, London. 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.

“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.”

In a tweet from her official Twitter account, Beatrice said she was delighted to share the news of the safe arrival of the couple’s daughter, adding: “Thank you to the midwife team and everyone at the hospital for their wonderful care.”

The baby, who is 11th in line to the throne, is the Queen’s 12th great-grandchild, and the second to be born since the Duke of Edinburgh’s death, after the arrival of the Sussexes’ daughter, Lilibet, in June.

The princess and millionaire property tycoon Mozzi married in July 2020 in a secret lockdown wedding attended by the Queen and Prince Philip after their planned ceremony was postponed because of the pandemic.

The baby is a second grandchild for Prince Andrew and his ex-wife, Sarah, Duchess of York. In February Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, welcomed a son, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank.

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