Snub or pure coincidence? Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi await a happy event. And it is this Wednesday, May 19 that the daughter of Prince Andrew decided to announce the good news via a press release from Buckingham Palace: “Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are delighted to announce that they are expecting a baby! The queen has been informed and the two families are delighted with this news “.
But May 19 is not a day like any other. Three years ago, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry said “yes” to St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. “Interesting coincidence that the announcement of the royal baby was made on Harry and Meghan’s wedding anniversary,” tweeted Richard Eden, editor for the Daily Mail. For some, the choice of this date is not trivial and would be a way of avenging his sister Eugenie. Indeed, the Duchess and the Duke of Sussex had announced the arrival of Archie, in 2018, on the sidelines of the wedding of Princess Eugenie.
Interesting coincidence that the #royal baby news was announced on Harry and # Meghan’s wedding anniversary. Beatrice’s sister, Princess Eugenie, was said to have been surprised that Meghan chose to announce that she was pregnant to guests at her wedding in 2018
– Richard Eden (@richardaeden) May 19, 2021
While no member of the royal family has deigned to present their best wishes to the Sussex couple on their wheaten nuptials, the Queen’s granddaughter drew attention to her on a stroll through west London. Accompanied by her real estate developer husband, the 32-year-old princess, wearing a loose leopard-print dress, appeared in a very good mood, reports the Daily Mail. Wearing a rather messy high bun, the mom-to-be looked radiant.
According to specialists, the queen would be “delighted” by the news which brings her a lot of joy after the loss of her husband, Prince Philip, who died last month at the age of 99. Princess Beatrice’s baby will be Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s second grandchild and the Queen’s 12th great-grandchild following the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s second child this summer.
Princess Beatrice of York © Charles Guerin