Sarah Ferguson is beaming after the arrival of her new granddaughter.
The Duchess of York's daughter Princess Beatrice welcomed a baby girl with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on September 18, and a friend told HELLO! that Ferguson has met the bundle of joy face-to-face.
"She is absolutely over the moon," the friend shared of the author's reaction to the family's new addition.
Ferguson was already a grandmother to daughter Princess Eugenie's son, August, while Beatrice's husband has son Christopher Woolf from a previous relationship.
Before Beatrice gave birth, the Duchess of York gushed over the enjoyment of being a grandmother.
"Being 61 makes me a young grandma, and I love it. I smile from my heart every day, because that is how it feels to be a granny," she told Good Housekeeping. "I have so many fun ideas of things to do with my grandchildren, and of course they’re a perfect new audience for all my children’s books."
The mom-of-two also praised her own children, whom she shares with ex-husband Prince Andrew.
"In you as mothers, I see strength, courage and steadfastness, integrity and goodness, and the way you embrace every challenge and moment," she told them. "It is an extraordinary feeling when your child becomes a mother. Suddenly my little girlies have their own little ones ... such a feeling to get used to."
"When your children walk on their own journeys, please teach them to be authentic to themselves, like I taught you. Tell them to always try to turn to joy — to see nature, hear the birds sing, feel the rain droplets that make trees smile," Ferguson continued. "Believe in fairies and the magic of every day. Never give up on the road to smiles and rainbows, and remember the saying 'This too shall pass, like the clouds in the sky.'"