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Princess Beatrice becomes mother

21 Sep 2021, 05:37 GMT+10

Washington [US], September 20 (ANI): Princess Beatrice of York, Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter, welcomed her first child on September 18 with her husband and real estate developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

On Monday morning, Buckingham Palace released a statement announcing the exciting news that Beatrice had delivered a baby girl days prior.

"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 statement read.

Noting that the newborn weighs "6 pounds and 2 ounces," the statement continued, "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 statement added.

Beatrice also tweeted the happy news.

"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," the tweet read.

As per PEOPLE, the couple first announced their exciting baby news in May 2021. The new addition is Queen Elizabeth's 12th great-grandchild and the second grandchild for Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew.

They became first-time grandparents earlier this year when Princess Beatrice's younger sister, Princess Eugenie, welcomed a son named August with husband Jack Brooksbank.

Princess Beatrice was already a stepmother to Edoardo's son Wolfie. Edoardo shares joint custody of his son with his ex Dara Huang, an architect and designer who splits her time between London and Hong Kong.

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo quietly married in July 2020 after their original wedding plans were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

There were about 20 close friends and family, including Beatrice's grandparents Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, at the ceremony at All Saint's Chapel, in Windsor Great Park -- a short drive from Windsor Castle. (ANI)

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