Congrats are in order for Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, who are expecting their first child, The Royal Observer can confirm.
"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," Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Wednesday, May 19 — a.k.a Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's third wedding anniversary. "The Queen has been informed and both families are delighted with the news."
Princess Beatrice, 32, and Mozzi tied the knot just 10 months ago in a small ceremony. Due to coronavirus restrictions, there were only 20 close friends and family in attendance, including the Queen and Prince Philip.
Following the nuptials, Beatrice became a stepmother to Mozzi's son, Christopher Woolf, a.k.a. Wolfie, whom he shares with Dara Huang.
Beatrice and Mozzi's baby will be the Queen's 12th great-grandchild once Harry and Meghan welcome their baby girl this summer.
In March, Beatrice got candid about what it was like to be in Wolfie's life. "This year, I had the great honour to become a stepmother, and have had the most remarkable time going back over some of my most favourite stories at bedtime," she shared. "Together, we had such a special time reading through all the entries for Oscars Book Prize 2020."
"The winning book Tad by Benji Davies is a remarkable story of resilience told through the adventures of Tad the little tadpole who was one of the smallest but one of the bravest in the pond," she added. "The story reminds us that sometimes the biggest stories have the smallest beginnings."
"Reading stories over this last year has been the best form of adventure from the safety of our own homes," she told the Evening Standard. "My stepson has been, as many children have, home schooling this term. Helping him to engage with stories is a great journey to inspire imagination, creativity, independence and humour.
"If you have not yet read the Oi Frog books by Kes Grey and Jim Field, they have fast become our favourite," she added.
It's no surprise the royal has a bun in the oven since she was thinking about expanding her family shortly after she said "I Do."
"Bea can't wait to have kids of her own," an insider told Us Weekly last summer. "She's planning to start a family with Edo very soon and is hoping it'll happen this year."