Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, are expecting their first child together.
Buckingham Palace confirmed the exciting news, announcing: “Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in autumn this year.
“The Queen has been informed and both families are delighted with the news.”
Beatrice is the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.
She married Mr Mapelli Mozzi in a low-key ceremony in July of 2020 at Windsor’s Royal Lodge.
The nuptials were only attended by a small handful of close family, that included the Queen, Prince Philip, her sister Princess Eugenie and her parents.
Beatrice adorned a vintage Norman Hartnell gown borrowed from her grandmother, along with Queen Mary’s Fringe tiara.
The same tiara was also worn by the Queen at her wedding to the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947.
The couple’s child will be 10th in line to the throne and the Queen’s 11th great-grandchild.
Beatrice began dating Mr Mapelli Mozzi after her sister’s wedding.
Mozzi is a multi-millionaire property developer who shares a son with his former partner, Chinese-American architect Dara Huang.
The couple announced their engagement in September 2019.
“You will never be alone my love, my heart is your home. Hand in hand, today, tomorrow and forever,” Mr Mapelli Mozzi wrote in a heartfelt post on Instagram at the time.
The pair said in a statement they were “both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together”.
“We share so many similar interests and values, and we know that this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness,” they said.
This article originally appeared on Over60.