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Fourth granchild for Princess Caroline of Monaco on the way

Pierre Casiraghi (son of Princess Caroline) and his wife, Beatrice Borromeo are expecting their first baby. This child will be the fourth grandchild for Princess Caroline and the late Stefano Casiraghi.

Earlier today, Beatrice Borromeo stepped out to join the Monégasque Princely Family to celebrate Monaco’s National Day. After weeks of rumours, pictures have confirmed Beatrice is expecting her first child with Pierre. The Italian journalist showed off her baby bump wearing a cream dress and pink coat. Beatrice is due to give birth in early 2017.

Pierre Casiraghi is the son of Princess Caroline of Monaco and the late Stefano Casiraghi. Prince Albert of Monaco is Pierre’s uncle. His grandmother is the late Princess Grace of Monaco, also known as the famous American actress, Grace Kelly. Pierre and Beatrice don’t carry out any official engagements for the Princely Family, but they regularly join Princess Caroline at different official events such as the Rose Ball, National Day celebrations, etc.

Pierre and Beatrice dated for over seven years before marrying in 2015. The couple wed in two different ceremonies. The civil ceremony took place on 25 July in the gardens of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. A couple of days later, on 1 August, they held their religious ceremony on Isola Bella, Italy. The island is one of the Borromean Islands of Lago Maggiore in the north of Italy. Thus, it is the private property of Beatrice’s family.

The new baby will be Princess Caroline’s fourth grandchild. Pierre’s older brother, Andrea Casiraghi, already has two children with his wife, Tatiana Santo Domingo. Charlotte Casiraghi, Pierre’s older sister, has a son, Raphael.

Every year on 19 November, Monaco celebrates its National Day. It’s the most important day of the year for the small principality. The day kicked off with a Catholic solemn mass at Monaco’s Saint Nicholas Cathedral attended by the Princely Family. After the mass, the celebrations continued at the Prince’s Palace of Monaco.

As each year, there was a ceremonial presentation of decorations at the Palace’s Court of Honour. At the end of the official celebrations, the Princely Family appeared on the balcony of the Prince’s Palace. Several windows had to be opened so that there was enough place for the entire family. The Princely Family was almost fully present. The sovereign, Prince Albert and his wife, Princess Charlene appeared with their nearly 2-year-old twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella on the central balcony. The twins definitely stole the show, and the Monégasque people were delighted to see the little ones as they cheered and waved. It was already some time ago since they last saw the twins.

Prince Albert’s older sister, Princess Caroline was joined by her oldest son, Andrea Casiraghi; his wife, Tatiana Santo Domingo; and their two children, Sasha and India on the balcony. Caroline’s daughter Charlotte introduced her son Raphael for the first time to the people. Pierre and Beatrice also joined the family on the balcony. The youngest daughter of Princess Caroline, Princess Alexandra of Hannover, was also present. Prince Albert’s younger sister, Stéphanie was spotted laughing and chatting with her son, Louis at the balcony. Only Princess Stéphanie’s two daughters, Pauline Ducruet and Camille, were missing.

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Laura is from Belgium and has a passion for all things royal. She is Europe Correspondent for Royal Central since October 2016 and has contributed to other news websites. In her daily life she is a fulltime student in EU-politics and political communication.