Princess Beatrice welcomed her baby girl at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. “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,” according to a statement from Buckingham Palace (via People). “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 newborn, weighing 6 lb. 2 oz., is 11th in line to the throne and the queen’s 12th great-grandchild, per the BBC. So far, no name has been released, but betters had Matilda as a front-runner (via People), followed by Florence, Arabella, Cecelia, Francesca and Elizabeth.
The arrival of Princess Beatrice’s daughter comes less than one year after her sister, Princess Eugenie, gave birth to her first child, son August, in February. But while Eugenie’s child will not have a title, Beatrice’s little one might receive one — just not from the British royal family. Beatrice’s husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi is the son former Olympic skier Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi and Nikki Williams-Ellis, per the BBC, and comes from from Italian aristocracy. In fact, Beatrice became an Italian “Contessa” and “Nobile Donna” after the couple’s July 2020 vows. “Edoardo is the only male descendent taking the family into the next generation,” Edoardo’s father explained to the Daily Mail. “He is a count — his wife will be a countess automatically and any of their children will be counts or nobile donna.”