Andrea Casiraghi’s heiress fiancée confirms her pregnancy, she’s far along

I had forgotten about this situation! Back in July, Andrea Casiraghi announced that he was engaged to his long-time heiress girlfriend, Tatiana Santo Domingo. Andrea is Princess Caroline’s son, and the presumptive heir to the Monaco throne… presumptive heir because Princess Charlene (Prince Albert’s prisoner-wife) isn’t getting pregnant any time soon. Less than two weeks after Andrea’s engagement announcement, his fiancée Tatiana stepped out looking rather baby-bump-y, leading to widespread speculation that she and Andrea had only gotten engaged because she was knocked up. After that, no one really speculated about anything. And now we have the confirmation – Tatiana is in fact pregnant. So why announce it now? Because Tatiana was at the Telva Fashion Awards in Spain a few days ago (I’m including the photos of her), looking very, very knocked up.

The tiny principality of Monaco is about to get a little bit bigger: Princess Caroline is going to be a grandmother.

Tatiana Santo Domingo, since July the fiancée of Caroline’s eldest son, Andrea Casiraghi, is expecting a child, say local news reports.

“I am expecting a child,” the Colombia-born heiress said Tuesday in Madrid while attending the Telva Fashion Awards, reports the Spanish newspaper La Voz Libre. “Yes, I am pregnant.”

The couple, both 28, have set a 2013 date for their wedding, according to Palace officials.

They met through mutual friends at the American University in Paris and have been dating for seven years. Casiraghi, is the first of the late Princess Grace’s grandchildren to be set to wed.

Casiraghi is the eldest of Caroline’s four children (his father is the late Stefano Casiraghi, who died in a speedboat crash in 1990) and follows his uncle Prince Albert II of Monaco in the line of succession to the Monaco throne, until Albert and his wife Charlene produce an heir.

[From People]

Monaco is a Catholic principality, and I’m not sure what the rules are for “legitimacy” when it comes to heirs-born-in-wedlock. Andrea’s mother Princess Caroline was pregnant before marriage too – but she and Stefano Casiraghi made it down the aisle before she gave birth. Which makes it “count” as far as “legitimacy” goes, as in Caroline’s heirs are legit heirs to the throne, even if one of them was conceived out of wedlock. I had assumed that Andrea and Tatiana would make it down the aisle before Tatiana gave birth, but if everyone is saying the wedding will be in 2013… maybe not. Maybe Albert put his foot down with his nephew. Maybe Albert is all “Oh, my nephew and his fertile girlfriend are going to try to de-throne me? We’ll see about that.” And thus, Charlene will probably be faced with the baster tonight. Poor Charlene.

Tatiana is super-preg, right?

Photos courtesy of Sean Thorton/WENN.COM and WENN.

 

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  1. lori says:

    I’d say 6 months….no more.

  2. Joanna says:

    wow, that’s some ugly outfits!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I think that legally the (later) marriage will make the baby “legitimate”. I’m glad she decided to wear a dress that didn’t camoflage the pregnancy – that would have been silly at this point. Best of luck to them in that supposedly cursed family! Maybe she can bring some sanity into it.

  4. Dusty says:

    Is the young lady on the side of Princess Caroline her daughter? She looks bony and sick.

  5. Talie says:

    She looked very pregnant when the engagement was announced. This girl is super rich…like billions.

  6. ladybert62 says:

    Those outfits are all horrible – the pink and the dark things. And please ladies, get a decent haircut and style – you look awful.

    I have no idea re the pregnant and the legitimate heir issues.

    • Tapioca says:

      I believe the child must be born within wedlock to be a legitimate heir – hence why Albert’s two “Oopsie!” kids will be overlooked for any that he manages to begrudgingly squeeze out of Princess Charlene.

      Also, the dark red on thin lips isn’t working – go for a smokey eye and a subtle pearlescent neutral lippy!

    • Cazzie says:

      Regarding the Catholic Church, if the parents marry after the birth then the child is still considered legitimate. It’s a very practical position: the Catholic Church is not going to let any little Catholics get away simply because the parents got married a bit late! :-)

      However, I would imagine that the rules surrounding the royal family in Monaco are more restrictive (they are trying to keep people out of the running, not in). So my guess would be that they have to be married at the time of the birth in order for the child to be recognized as a legitimate heir.

      Also? I wonder if they didn’t 1) get an ultrasound, 2) find out that the baby is a girl, and 3) then decided to wait until after the baby is born to get married since a girl wouldn’t be eligible to inherit the throne anyways.

      • LAK says:

        Part of the new inheritance law that Rainier re-negotiated with France before he died put all the females into the succession line and allowed for legitimacy if parents marry after birth.

        This is how Caroline and her kids suddenly became heirs presumptive because before the new law, Albert (unmarried and with illegitimate kids) was the last ruler. As it stands now, next ruler will be Caroline, then Andrea and gender of unborn child isn’t a problem because that objection has been removed.

        It makes the Charlene situation ridiculous if indeed he married her to be a brood mare because all he need do is marry his baby mama and his kids can inherit the throne. Lots of gossip about how much he still cares for her and their son, and that the rumoured 3rd kid is from an ongoing love affair with her.

    • Amy says:

      I know! I want to push Tatiana’s hair away from her face/neck. It looks like she’s wearing a hijab made of hair. It’s almost comical.

      She’s really pretty behind all that hair. She kind of reminds me of a mix of Christina Applegate and Zooey Deschanel.

  7. Loulou says:

    Wonderful news. Nice to see someone who’s healthy, interesting and wholesome coming into the fold for a change.

  8. Apples says:

    This family always brings the drama.

    That op photo is most unfortunate pic I have seen of Charlotte (left). I remember that pink dress was Chanel and IMO pretty gross.

  9. thinkaboutit says:

    Pregnancy suits her, she is usually rather plain-looking.

    I’m puzzled that this is on celebitchy, though. These names don’t get much play in the US mainstream.

  10. Lucky Charm says:

    Well, 2013 IS only a couple of months away…

    She looks about 4-5 months along to me. If they are planning a January, or even February wedding, it would still be before the birth, thereby making it a “legitimate” baby.

  11. Lizzie says:

    everyone in all of these pictures just looks so completely miserable. especially the first one, the royals looking like they bought their outfits at k-mart and the one on the left looking like she’s legit about to puke all over the paps.

  12. Reece says:

    Don’t know if anyone has said it but Monaco has civil & religious ceremonies like France don’t they? So they could be married next week but have a “wedding” after the baby.

  13. Grace says:

    Is it just me, or does she look like Christina Applegate’s twin?

  14. Lotta says:

    Tatiana looks like a brunette version of Christina Applegate.

  15. the original bellaluna says:

    What LAK said. I think she’s only 5 months along, so plenty of time for that wedding.

    Poor Charlene indeed!

  16. Sachi says:

    Tatiana looks gorgeous. She’s filled out since the pregnancy and she looks so much prettier.

    A lot of “royal watchers” don’t really like her because she doesn’t smile and pose a lot when cameras are around, and her fashion isn’t in the princess/royal standards, but I like her. Seems like a person with her own mind and who doesn’t throw herself into the media to get some attention. She attends some functions and galas because she’s a socialite way before she started dating Andrea, but she’s not a fame-whore at all.

    She has her own style and she sticks to it and doesn’t come across as a try-hard.

  17. Anon73 says:

    re: Andrea and Tatiana met at the American University in Paris, WHY OH WHY did I not meet a prince when I was attending ?!?! :-)

  18. Chrissy says:

    Evidently, all of Monaco’s royalty look like Europeans. But having Grace Kelly as a grandmother or mother, you’d think they would look a little like her…but I guess not.

  19. Amy says:

    Didn’t Princess Stephanie have her two first children out of wedlock? Or she got pregnant with one kid and then got married to the father before having Pauline? I can’t remember, but I seem to remember she wasn’t married when she gave birth to her son. She “legitimized” the children by marrying the father.

    However her third child, Camille, isn’t legitimate because she had that one out of wedlock and is not included in the line of succession to the throne. Unlike Prince Albert’s “illegitimate” children (I hate that word) who live with their mothers, Camille has always been present around Monaco.

  20. Shannon says:

    “Monaco is a Catholic principality, and I’m not sure what the rules are for “legitimacy” when it comes to heirs-born-in-wedlock. ”

    Traditionally, as long as the parents marry each other and the father claims the baby as his heir, that’s all that is necessary. For appearance’s sake in the past, the marriage would be conducted before the birth. Especially when it comes to royal succession, this sort of thing was usually kept a secret to avoid rumors of scandal and illegitimacy.

  21. Shelley says:

    So pathetic how we still bastardize children in this day and age!!!! Royalty have no shame in being so backward, and lets not forget the incest and inbreeding..smh
    As for Andrea, he was hot as a teenger, now not so much, but i still wouldn’t expect him to bang up such a plain looking broad