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Princess Beatrice is pregnant with her first child with her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Buckingham Palace announced Wednesday.
“The Queen has been informed and both families are happy with the news,” the Palace said in a statement.
Beatrice, 32, married Mapelli Mozzi, 37, on July 17, 2020, in a private ceremony in the Royal Chapel of All Saints on the grounds of the Royal Loggia of Windsor Castle.
Their July wedding was conducted in accordance with the British government’s COVID-19 regulations and was attended by a small group of family and friends, including the bride’s grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Beatrice is the eldest daughter of the queen’s son, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and his ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York (aka Sarah Ferguson or “Fergie”).
He has a child with his former partner, American architect Dara Huang, a son named Christopher, nicknamed “Wolfie,” who was born in 2016.
According to the Palace statement, the child of Beatrice and Mapelli Mozzi was born “in the autumn of this year”. The boy will be the 11th in a row to the throne.
Beatrice’s younger sister, Princess Eugenie, and her husband Jack Brooksbank recently welcomed their own son: a boy named August Philip Hawke.