The arrival of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi‘s baby daughter has been hailed as a “very welcome distraction” for the Royal Family, who are currently dealing with the fallout from Prince Andrew‘s ongoing lawsuit. Princess Beatrice gave birth to her first child on Saturday evening at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, with members of the Royal Family stating that they were “delighted” by the happy news.
When asked of the Queen’s reaction, Europe correspondent Brett McLeod told Australian breakfast show Today: “Absolutely and no doubt is delighted to know that she has another grandchild, as yet unnamed and as is the want these days, it wasn’t announced via a town crier, it came through on Twitter by Buckingham Palace.
“We have not heard yet from Prince Andrew of course, who has been well out of the spotlight, or trying his best to be, as court process tries to serve him papers over that court case involving sexual assault allegations playing out in Manhattan.
“So no word from him but for the Royal Family, today will at least be a very welcome distraction.”
Princess Beatrice’s baby daughter arrived weighing 6lb 2oz, and has joined the line of succession in eleventh place.
In a post on Twitter, Princess Beatrice said she was “so delighted to share the news of the safe arrival of our daughter”, and gave thanks to the hospital and their team of midwives.