Why Princess Beatrice's birth announcement will be different to other royals

Princess Beatrice attends Day 3 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2014 in Ascot, England.
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Princess Beatrice is expecting her first child this autumn, but the baby's first appearance will most likely be significantly different from other royal counterparts. 

Royal fans are delighted to welcome the Queen's 12-great-grandchild (opens in new tab) - and excited discussions have already begun about how Beatrice will decide to unveil her bundle of joy to the world.

Royal newborns usually make their first public appearance outside the hospital hours after birth, or, in the case of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son, Archie, during an official press conference.

Princess Eugenie released the first photos of her baby August (opens in new tab) on her own Instagram account when he was born in February. But, it's suspected her older sister Beatrice is unlikely to do the same.

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Beatrice doesn't have an official social media account, unlike other members of the royal family. Although, it appearss her secret Instagram account was disclosed in 2018 by friend Karlie Kloss, who tagged her as @beayork in an Instagram Stories post.

Given that Beatrice's husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, has his own public Instagram account with over 71,500 followers, it's possible that he may be the one to reveal the first images of their newborn.

Princess Beatrice d’York and her fiance Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

The Queen's office released the couple's formal wedding images (opens in new tab) last July, so it seems likely that Buckingham Palace will also share pictures of the newborn.

In a statement released last week, the Palace confirmed Beatrice and Edoardo's joyous news, saying, "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."

Kudzai Chibaduki
Features Writer

Since December 2020, Kudzai Chibaduki has worked as a trainee journalist at FUTURE, capturing all fashion, entertainment, and beauty content for the Lifestyle websites, as well as contributing to the shopping sections for Goodto.com's widely read online magazine. Kudzai previously worked as a freelance fashion wardrobe stylist, directing magazine photoshoots and coordinating the fashion direction of recording artists.