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The happy couple who married in a secret lockdown wedding in July are expecting a baby in the autumn, Buckingham Palace announced

May 19, 2021

Princess Beatrice is pregnant with her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
The happy couple are expecting a baby in the autumn, Buckingham Palace has announced.
The palace said: “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.
“The Queen has been informed and both families are delighted with the news.”
The news has brought joy to the monarch and the royal family who are mourning the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh who died last month.
The baby will be the Queen’s 12th great-grandchild following the arrival of the Sussexes’ second child in the summer.
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mozzi after their wedding in 2020 (Image: Benjamin Wheeler via Getty Image)
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Princess Beatrice, 32, married Edoardo in a secret lockdown wedding in Windsor back in July, with the Queen, Prince Philip, Sarah Ferguson, Prince Andrew and Princess Eugenie among the small group of guests.
The couple’s original wedding had to be scrapped due to lockdown, however they opted to have a secret ceremony behind closed doors as soon as government restrictions allowed.
The royal family shared a number of photos from the special day at the time.
The lockdown wedding of Beatrice and Edoardo (Image: Benjamin Wheeler/HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
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Her father the Duke of York walked her down the aisle and hosted a reception at his home The Royal Lodge, Windsor.
Edoardo’s toddler son Wolfie was best man and pageboy.
Beatrice, who is ninth in line to the throne, borrowed one of the Queen’s dresses for the special day, which she teamed with a stunning diamond tiara.
The couple in a photo taken for their engagement (Image: AFP/Getty Images)
The announcement from the Royal Family on Twitter
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Beatrice’s wedding dress was a gown the Queen has worn a number of times over the years – including the the premier of the Lawrence of Arabia film in 1962.
It was made from ivory peau de soie taffeta with a skirt trim of duchesse satin.
It was designed by Sir Norman Hartnell who was also behind the Queen’s wedding dress and the outfit for her Coronation in 1953.
The vintage dress had organza sleeves – which were added for the wedding – geometric bodice and diamanté adornments.
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (Image: Getty Images)
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The couple had announced their engagement in September 2019, with photos taken by Princess Eugenie.
Beatrice and Edoardo got engaged while away on holiday in Italy after less than a year together.
They began dating in autumn 2018 but had been friends.
Announcing their engagement at the time the couple said: “We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement.
The couple in the grounds of the Royal Lodge after their wedding (Image: REUTERS)
“We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can’t wait to be married.
“We share so many similar interests and values and we know this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness.”
Edoardo, who is known as Edo, has a two-year-old son named Christopher Woolf from a previous relationship.
Beatrice is the only second senior royal to become a step-mum in modern history following Camilla Parker-Bowles’ marriage to Prince Charles.
The couple say their baby is due in the autumn (Image: Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice of York is the elder daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York.
Beatrice’s younger sister Princess Eugenie, to whom she is incredibly close, welcomed a baby boy, August, in February.
The sisters will be delighted to have their children so close together in age, and to share the experience of being first-time mothers.
Beatrice is not a full-time working royal and is vice president of partnerships and strategy at Afiniti, an artificial intelligence software firm.
She has a number of royal patronages including the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre.