Prince Andrew didn't get to meet Princess Beatrice's newborn daughter, Sienna, right away, as he has been laying low amid his sexual assault scandal.
Now, the father-of-two has finally met the tot. “It is quite something that he had to wait almost two weeks before he met her," a source said, per The Sun. “He is very much aware Beatrice’s special moment was ruined by the accusations against him.”
As The Royal Observer previously reported, Andrew missed the birth of his second grandchild, as he was staying at Queen Elizabeth's Balmoral estate. However, Sarah Ferguson made sure to be by her daughter's side.
Andrew is under fire, as Virginia Roberts sued the royal for allegedly raping her when she was 17 years old. However, he has denied any wrongdoing.
Meanwhile, Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, announced the exciting milestone a few weeks ago.
"Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their daughter on Saturday 18th September 2021, at 23.42, at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London," the message read. "The baby weighs 6 pounds and 2 ounces. The new baby’s grandparents and great-grandparents have all been informed and are delighted with the news."
The statement continued, "The family would like to thank all the staff at the hospital for their wonderful care. 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."
Last week, the couple revealed their daughter's moniker.
"Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi 👶🏼Our life together has just begun, and I can’t wait to see all the amazing things that await us," Mozzi wrote via Instagram. "Feeling so much love and gratitude for my amazing wife, baby Sienna and Wolfie. These are the days I never want to forget. This week, a friend said to me the sweetest saying….that with every child you grow a whole new heart 💖A massive thank you to the Midwife and the amazing team at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. 🙏🏻 x."