Princess Beatrice and husband Edoardo have announced the arrival of their first child together – a daughter. The couple announced they were expecting in May.
The official statement read as follows:
“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 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.”
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 new arrival is The Queen’s twelfth great-grandchild, and a second in the York line. Princess Eugenie welcomed son, August, back in February.
While Chelsea and Westminster is an NHS hospital, there is a private maternity offering: the Kensington Wing.
Beatrice and Edo tied the knot in a ceremony in Windsor in July 2020, with just their closest family in attendance. The ceremony took place in the Royal Chapel of All Saints, near to her father’s home of Royal Lodge, after the pandemic cancelled the couple’s plans for nuptials at St James’s.
Edo already has a son, nicknamed Wolfie – who was born in 2016; the Princess has said she regularly reads to her step-son.