On Monday, Buckingham Palace announced that Britain’s Princess Beatrice, Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, had given birth to a baby girl, her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. The baby weighs 6 pounds and 2 ounces (2.78 kg). She was born at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on Saturday.
Beatrice, the tenth-in-line to the throne and the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, married property developer Mapelli Mozzi in July 2020.
The statement issued by Buckingham Palace read as, “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 baby is the 12th great-grandchild for Britain’s 95-year-old monarch.
Princess Eugenie’s son does not have a royal title, but her older sister Princess Beatrice’s newborn daughter may.
Although the baby girl’s name hasn’t been announced yet, it is likely to include a royal title — and not because Beatrice is the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth!
Edoardo descends from Italian aristocracy — which means that Princess Beatrice became an Italian “Contessa” and “Nobile Donna,” or noble woman, after their July 2020 wedding.
Edoardo’s father is Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi, and as his oldest son, Edoardo will inherit the family’s ancestral seat, the 18th-century Villa Mapelli Mozzi palace in northern Italy.