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Proud aunt Princess Eugenie overjoyed at new niece

Picture by Andrew Parsons / i-Images

Princess Eugenie is a proud aunt today, with the news that her older sister, Princess Beatrice, has given birth to a daughter.

Posting on her official Instagram account, Eugenie shared a picture of Beatrice with her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, with the caption: “To my dearest Beabea and Edo,

“Congratulations on your new angel. I can’t wait to meet her and I’m so proud of you. We’re going to have so much fun watching our children grow up. Love Euge

“To my new niece

“I love you already and think you’re just awesome from the photos.. we’re going to have so much fun together.

“Love your Auntie Euge.”

Eugenie herself became a mother earlier this year. She gave birth to son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, on 9 February.

Princess Beatrice gave birth to her daughter over the weekend at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. It is Beatrice’s first child. She is stepmother to Edoardo’s son, Christopher Woolf.

The Royal Family posted a statement earlier Monday announcing the joyous news. It read:

“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 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 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.”

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo were married last July in a private, low-key wedding ceremony. The wedding was scaled back due to the global pandemic, though they were married in the presence of The Queen and Prince Philip.

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Jess is the Senior Royal Reporter and Editorial Assistant at Royal Central. Her interest in royalty started in her teenage years, coinciding with The Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002 and grew from there. She specializes in the British Royal Family (with emphasis on the Cambridges) and the Danish Royal Family, and has provided royal commentary for media outlets in Canada, the United States, the UK and Australia.