It's royal baby news central right now, and you're about to feel even more warm and glowy after you see the first photos of Princess Beatrice out and about with a beautifully blossoming baby bump. It's been three weeks since the royal family announced that Beatrice and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (also known as Edo) were expecting a baby, almost a year after the pair got married.
In a statement from Buckingham Palace, it was announced: "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."
Now, a few weeks later, the royal parents-to-be have been photographed out and about - and Princess Beatrice's pregnancy is clear for the world to see. The couple were pictured on Saturday having lunch outdoors at a London restaurant, and underneath the Princess' green dress was a blooming bump. In one photograph, Beatrice can be seen cradling her stomach in a heart-warming display of affection for her unborn child, while Edo walks closely alongside, looking lovingly his wife.
32-year-old Beatrice - who is thought to be around five or six months pregnant - will become a mother for the first time when the couple's baby arrives in the autumn, but her husband Edo is already a dad. Edo already has a little boy named Christopher (nicknamed 'Wolfie') who was born in 2016 with his ex-partner Dara Huang.
The couple's little one is due to become the Queen's twelfth great-grandchild (with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's baby girl, Lili, having slotted in as the eleventh). It will also have a cousin and playmate in August Brooksbank, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's four-month-old son, so right now the royal family is inundated with babies!
It's still a good few months until baby Mapelli-Mozzi is due to arrive, but we can't wait to see more of Princess Beatrice as her pregnancy progresses...
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