Nothing kickstarts our day quite like waking up to some royal baby news.
That's right, this morning, the British royal family announced that Princess Beatrice is expecting her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. They revealed the news in an Instagram post featuring a very special photo from the couple's wedding day.
In the pic, the Princess of York and Mozzi pose happily for the camera during their secret wedding ceremony, which took place on July 17 of last year.
The photo was accompanied by a caption revealing the pregnancy. It read, "Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in autumn of this year."
It continued, "The Queen has been informed and both families are delighted with the news."
The announcement of the queen's soon-to-be twelfth great-grandchild isn't the only royal pregnancy news we've received this year. Princess Eugenie (Beatrice's sister) revealed that she was expecting back in September of 2020, and then gave birth to a baby boy in February of this year. And, of course, we all know former senior royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting a daughter as well.
As we mentioned, Princess Beatrice and Mozzi tied the knot last year in a pared down ceremony after their initial lavish plans were postponed. At the time, Buckingham Palace broke the news in a statement, "The private wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took place at 11 a.m. on Friday 17th July at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor. The small ceremony was attended by The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and close family. The wedding took place in accordance with all relevant Government Guidelines.”
The couple’s original wedding was supposed to take place on May 29, 2020 at St. James Palace’s Chapel Royal. Unfortunately, Beatrice, ninth in line to the throne and fifth eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth, was forced to delay her nuptials as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Congrats to the happy couple on the exciting news (and to the queen herself, of course).
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