Princess Beatrice, 33, gives birth to baby girl
Princess Beatrice has given birth to a daughter, her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Buckingham Palace has announced.
The Queen's granddaughter, 33, welcomed a baby girl weighing 6lbs 2oz at 11.42pm on Saturday at an NHS hospital, the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, in London. It is believed she gave birth on a private wing, the Kensington Wing.
The baby, whose name has not yet been revealed, is the second grandchild for Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson and the Queen’s 12th great-grandchild following the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan's Markle's second child Lilibet in the summer.
Beatrice's baby girl is 11th in line to the throne, but although their mother is a princess, she will not have a royal title. Only grandchildren of the monarch through the male line are automatically entitled to the styling of HRH.
This means he or she will be plain Master or Miss Mapelli Mozzi. The Queen could bestow a title on her great-grandchild if desired, but it is unlikely to be asked for.
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.'
Beatrice and Edo, who married in 2020 and live in St James' Palace, also said they look forward introducing their daughter to her big brother Wolfie, whose mother is Edo's ex Dara Huang.
Buckingham Palace said in a statement: '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 baby weighs six pounds and two 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.'
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall's official Twitter account welcomed the birth of Beatrice and Edoardo's baby daughter.
The tweet said: 'Congratulations to Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on the happy news of the birth of their daughter.'
Beatrice keeps a low profile and largely stays off social media.
It was reported yesterday Prince Andrew could be leaving Balmoral to see Beatrice after she was apparently admitted to a London hospital on Friday.
Her father Andrew, who has been in hiding for some time on the 50,000-acre royal estate in Aberdeenshire, is now likely to make the 500-mile trip back to London to see Beatrice, according to The Sun.
Beatrice pictured at Wimbledon with husband Edoardo earlier this year ( Image: WireImage)
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