Princess Beatrice welcomes latest royal baby
Prince Andrew’s first daughter, Princess Beatrice, has given birth to her daughter at a London hospital.
The royal family announced the birth of the latest royal baby in a statement.
The baby was born on Saturday, September 18, shortly before midnight.
Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are yet to publicly reveal what they will call her.
They confirmed the Queen and Beatrice’s father Prince Andrew have been informed.
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, following the arrival of the Sussexes’ daughter Lilibeth in June.
Princess Beatrice and millionaire property tycoon Mr Mapelli Mozzi married in July 2020 in a secret lockdown wedding attended by the Queen and Philip after their planned ceremony was postponed because of the pandemic.
Mr Mapelli Mozzi has another child, Christopher Woolf, 5, from a previous relationship.
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 full statement read: “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.”