As royal fans delight in the news of another royal baby, we reveal how old Princess Beatrice is and when her daughter was born.
Fans are delighted that the Queen has another great-grandchild to add to her brood, with Princess Beatrice’s daughter a fun new playmate to her nephew baby Gus and her cousin Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter Lilibet.
How old is Princess Beatrice?
Princess Beatrice is 32-years-old. She was born at 8:18pm on the evening of 8 August 1988, at the Portland Hospital, London.
Beatrice is the first child of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York. And she is two years older than sister Princess Eugenie.
Princess Beatrice is currently tenth-in-line to the throne and is Queen Elizabeth’s fifth grandchild.
Her full name is Beatrice Elizabeth Mary, with her middle name a sweet tribute to the Queen herself.
Whilst Beatrice – meaning ‘bringer of joy’ – honours the youngest child of Queen Victoria.
It was reported that Queen Elizabeth suggested the name Beatrice during a family gathering at Balmoral Castle, her Scottish residence.
Beatrice’s parents divorced when she was seven-years-old. Though the split was amicable with Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson both sharing joint custody.
In fact the former couple are on such good terms that they continue to live together at the Royal Lodge in Windsor.
Beatrice’s sister Princess Eugenie once joked: “They are the best divorced couple I know.”
Does Princess Beatrice have a child already?
No, Princess Beatrice’s daughter is her first child. Though she is a step-mother to her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s five-year-old son.
Edoardo shares Christopher Woolf “Wolfie” from a previous relationship with architect and designer Dara Huang.
Whilst Dara did not attend Princess Beatrice’s wedding, it appears there is no animosity between the exes. With Dara telling the Daily Mail after their engagement news: “I wish the best for Edo and Beatrice and look forward to uniting our families.”
Indeed, Beatrice’s stepson had a starring role during the nuptials last year. He was his father’s best man on the day and was also made a page boy.
When is Princess Beatrice’s baby due?
Princess Beatrice welcomed her baby, a girl, on Saturday 18 September 2021 at 11:52pm.
The happy news was shared by Buckingham Palace, who revealed that the newborn weighed a healthy six pounds and two ounces.
“The new baby’s grandparents and great-grandparents have all been informed and are delighted with the news,” read the statement.
“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.”
News of Beatrice’s pregnancy was shared on May 19 – the same date as Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding anniversary.
No doubt the Princess followed doctor advice and waited to share her baby news after the 12 week scan. This is when it is considered safe to announce a pregnancy, as midwives can check the baby is safe and well. 12 weeks is also when the risk of miscarriage greatly reduces.
Where did Princess Beatrice have her baby?
Princess Beatrice gave birth to her daughter at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.
The medical institution has been the home of other celebrity births too. With Amal Clooney giving birth to her and George’s twins there in 2017.
Cheryl Cole also reportedly gave birth to her son Bear at the private hospital.
VIP guests are known to rent the Kensington Wing of the hospital to welcome their new arrivals. It features 16 bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, televisions, fridges and Wi-Fi and can cost you back £6-9,000.
It was previously speculated that Princess Beatrice would have her baby at the Portland Hospital, London. This was owing to the fact that this is where Beatrice’s sister Eugenie gave birth to her son August in February 2021 and Meghan Markle’s son Archie was born in 2019. It is also the hospital where Sarah Ferguson gave birth to both Beatrice and Eugenie.
Will Princess Beatrice’s baby have a title?
In a nutshell – yes Princess Beatrice’s daughter will have a title – but not a royal one.
Beatrice’s husband is an Italian Count by birth, with Edoardo’s family descending from Italian aristocracy and owning the prestigious Villa Mapelli Mozzi in Bergamo, Italy.
This means that Princess Beatrice’s daughter will have the honorary title of Nobile Donna. Princess Beatrice also became a Countess upon her marriage to Edoardo.
As for the baby’s royal title – Beatrice’s little girl is not necessarily entitled to one because of state legislation.
A change in protocol in 1917 made it law that only children and grandchildren of the monarch can be given a HRH or prince or princess title.
As Princess Beatrice’s baby will be a great-grandchild of the Queen, she does not receive a royal title. And it is also for this reason why Princess Eugenie’s son and Prince Harry’s son Archie doesn’t have a royal title.
Despite this, Beatrice’s daughter will still be born into the royal line of succession. She is currently 12th in line to inherit the British throne.