Elizabeth II is again great-grandmother. After August, the son of Princess Eugenie last February, Lucas, that of Zara Tindall in the following March, and Lilibet the daughter of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in June, the queen welcomed a new royal baby in her big family, namely, the daughter of Princess Beatrice. Married to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, the 33-year-old gave birth to her first child on Saturday, September 18 at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, the royal palace announced. A happy news especially for Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, now grandparents for the second time, who learned the news from Balmoral, where they are staying.
Despite the importance his daughters have to him, according to an expert, Prince Andrew did not make the trip from Balmoral to visit his eldest daughter after she gave birth. Retired at Balmoral with Elizabeth II for several weeks, the Duke of York is trying more than ever to face the rape complaint that was filed against him in New York last August by Virginia Roberts. “Prince Andrew obviously did not want to leave Balmoral while the lawyers are still trying to serve the documents of the trial”, thus entrusted an expert to the Sun, who however specified that “his daughter comes first and he will want to be there for her”.
When will Prince Andrew meet his granddaughter?
If Sarah Ferguson hastened to make the trip to London to meet her granddaughter, Prince Andrew therefore decided to remain hidden in Balmoral, on the advice of his lawyers. “It seems that the advice given to her was to stay hidden and miss everything,” a source told The Sun, specifying that the latter is now waiting for “Beatrice to come and see him once she has given birth” to introduce him to his daughter. Presentations that have not yet been planned, while Prince Andrew received a few days ago his summons before the American justice to answer the accusations which overwhelms Virginia Roberts. While he has only a few days to respond, the son of Elizabeth II begins to be seriously worried, after several issues considered by his lawyers have been rejected by the judge in charge of the case, and that compromising photos have resurfaced.
Prince Andrew and Princess Beatrice © Agence