Princess Beatrice & Edo Mapelli Mozzi welcomed a baby girl on Saturday

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I thought this would happen! Reportedly, Princess Beatrice checked into the hospital on Friday, and at some point over the weekend, she gave birth to a baby girl. Buckingham Palace sat on the news for nearly 48 hours, which is pretty interesting given the absolute meltdown from the British media in 2019, when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex didn’t update anyone in the press about Archie’s birth for several hours. Where’s the outrage with Beatrice? It’s not that I actually want people to be outraged, it’s that I want consistency and a retroactive apology for the Sussexes for how they were treated when Meghan was immediately postpartum. Anyway, there’s no name yet but it sounds like Beatrice is doing okay.

Princess Beatrice, granddaughter to Queen Elizabeth II and eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, welcomed her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, a baby girl, Buckingham Palace announced Monday.

The newest member of the British royal family was born Saturday just before midnight local time at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London – a different location from other royal births. She weighs 6 pounds and 2 ounces, per the palace.

“The new baby’s grandparents and great-grandparents have all been informed and are delighted with the news,” a release from the palace said. “The family would like to thank all the staff at the hospital for their wonderful care.”

This is the royal couple’s first child together, who will be eleventh in line to the British throne. Mozzi, CEO of architecture/design studio Banda Property, is also father to a young son from a previous relationship with American architect and designer Dara Huang.

“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,” the palace said.

[From USA Today]

I think it’s interesting that the York princesses handled their birth announcements somewhat differently. Eugenie has her own Instagram, and she updated her IG with the news in conjunction with the palace. Beatrice’s life seems much more managed by Buckingham Palace, from her wedding to the release of her wedding photos to all of the pregnancy and baby announcements.

It doesn’t seem like Andrew actually did leave Balmoral to visit his older daughter and his first granddaughter? Which sucks for Beatrice, I bet she would have loved having her dad there. I’m not being shady, both of the York princesses are very close to their dad.

So, what will the name be? This should be fun. I bet Bea is definitely considering Elizabeth for a first name. “Sarah” might be in there. Victoria? Alice? I hope they go more Italian, for Edo’s side of the family though. Elizabeth Arabella!

Update: The Daily Mail is reporting that Andrew did leave Balmoral on Sunday to fly down to meet his first granddaughter.

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  1. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Another mouth for the taxpayer teat. Yay.

    • Scorpion says:

      Lmao, you beat me to it…

      Glad mother and baby are safe but doesn’t anybody really care??

      What with a pandemic, rising cost of living, falling wages, an incompetent government etc….

    • anotherlily says:

      Beatrice and her sister have no official duties and do not receive any taxpayer money. They both have trust funds.

      • STRIPE says:

        Where did the money in the trust fund come from? Taxpayers.

        If they need more money, dad/grandma will give it to them. That will come from taxpayers too.

      • anotherlily says:

        Stripe – thousands of people in the uk have trust funds. The money is often inherited. The royal family are no different to other aristocratic and wealthy families. They have private wealth.

      • Amy Bee says:

        They have a personal assistant who is employed by the Royal Household.

      • STRIPE says:

        Anotherlily – yes I know a lot of people have trust funds and I understand the concept of inherited wealth.

        What I am saying is that any money the royal family has is given to them by taxpayers since the beginning. The Queen, Charles, Andrew..their “jobs” are being full time royals. They aren’t lawyers or business owners. Their money comes from taxpayers.

        I also don’t think it’s a stretch to imagine that money meant for full time royals has made its way to the two of them. If we’ve learned anything over the last several years, it’s that these people are shady AF.

      • Emma says:

        I think we don’t know enough about the royal family finances to say if their money is ill-gotten gains or not, from the public purse or private (whatever “private” could mean for these imperialists whose entire situation is derived from taking resources away from others, not to mention the many times their exceptional secrecy about their finances has been discussed, most recently, Philip’s $42 million and his will), but the kind of people Andrew and Fergie have accepted money from in the past does not predispose one to think they’re unquestionably pure and above-board.

      • anotherlily says:

        Stripe – historically in the uk, wealth has been based on land ownership, not taxes. Families with large land holdings have built their wealth from rents and leases as well as farming, building and investments. One of the wealthiest people in the UK is the Duke of Westminster who owns a significant part of London.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        And why does he own a significant part of London?

        Oh yeah, he “inherited” it– and when you go back far enough you will see it was, ahem, given to his family by…. the monarch.

        All this landed gentry: How did they get their land? How much of it came straight from the monarch as a gift along with the title? And what happened to all of that land that was once for the common people but then got lost to enclosure and went into private hands, and by doing so depriving commoners of their ancient rights of access and privilege? Gee, how did that happen and who exactly benefited? Oh yeah. The monarch and his aristocratic friends.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Their trust funds came from the Liz’s private wealth. Some of you like to forget, she’s worth around 1 billion USD personally. Not taxpayer-owned wealth, private wealth that did not come from the public purse.

      • BC says:

        Not that this has anything to do with Beatrice, but Charles has more than quadrupled the Duchy of Cornwall accounts over his run as Prince of Wales. There are several stories on how good he has been at it. I’m not a fan of royalty at all, in fact I still can’t understand how anyone on here thought it was a good idea Meghan marry into it and become a working royal, which is really just a high priced tourist salesperson. I’m with John Oliver on this from the start it’s a family job like no other family job and it’s stupid. I think they should abolish it, but it still doesn’t mean that all the royals are terrible at everything and anything they do. They are incredibly wealthy with or without the government coffers.

        Also, Beatrice is going to be a Contessa from her husband, and this child will be titled with Italian royalty and upon her father in laws death they will receive some home and land in Italy. I think they have plenty of money and the Brits don’t have to worry about her or her children.

    • Sandy says:

      I stole this quote and used it twice in conversation today. Love it and your brain!!!

  2. Susan says:

    So my working theory is…the birth announcement/hospital admittance etc was delayed because they were trying to get Andrew in to see her/the baby without the court people finding out where he was and to serve him papers? And or the media to hit him up with questions (which he 100 percent deserves, mind you!?)

    • Mina_Esq says:

      He has already been served. I believe he now has a lawyer of record, which means that everything now will be served on him through his lawyers.

      • Nic919 says:

        Yes there is no need to hide at this point because the High Court in the Uk accepted service of the claim and Andrew is considered served.

    • myjobistoprincess says:

      that’s a good guess. Andrew was served already but I think they did give him the time to go see B before the press was advised today

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ myjobistoprincess, I think PedoAndy is hiding and shall remain hiding until after the lawsuit. How the lawsuit ends is another matter. But I can assure you that PedoAndy will remain forever hiding in his mum’s skirt as long as he wants, as she will allow it. As for Beatrice, I don’t care for her at all given that she has taken public shots at Meghan twice now. Beatrice acts revengeful and it’s not a good look for her, or anyone. Beatrice is still trying to punish Meghan for having been pregnant at Eugenie’s wedding, which could not have been hidden unless she did not attend. It seems that Beatrice is one who keeps score and holds onto petty things.

  3. Lili says:

    Mmm i wonder who has been left out of succession, surly this baby would be 13th in line and not eleventh.

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      I’m too lazy and not interested enough to check that “royal” page. Is this child listed there yet?

    • Sofia says:

      No one has been left out. Beatrice is older than Eugenie so her daughter goes above Eugenie and August. So 11th in line is correct.

      It’s 1. Charles, 2. William, 3. George, 4. Charlotte, 5. Louis, 6. Harry, 7. Archie, 8. Lili, 9. Andrew, 10. Beatrice, 11. Bea daughter, 12. Eugenie, 13. August and so on and so on.

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        Real question here for any Brits/historians: Since Tampon is hellbent on NOT giving Archie and Lili the titles (and security!) that are their birthright (as the children of the son of the male line and soon to be FK), if some unforeseen “accidents” happens, and Archie is the next up for the crown, as a “commoner”, will he be crowned as king?

      • Sofia says:

        The crown goes to whoever is next in line no matter if they have a title or not.

      • TigerMcQueen says:

        Archie might not have a title (yet) but his dad is a prince, his grandfather will be king, and his granny is the queen…he will never, ever be a commoner.

      • Truthiness says:

        Everytime I see Archie and Lili’s name in front of Andrew’s name on the succession list my heart sings a little. Especially Lili’s, the first girl of color in the British Royal family succession list is right over Andrew, and I bet that kills him.

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        Won’t they be “commoners” if Tampon issues new Letters of Patent when he takes the crown? Strips them of “Prince(ss)” titles? Or will they be, by birth, whether they can use it or not?

    • Leslie says:

      No one. This kid is 11th.

  4. Sofia says:

    I thought it would be a girl. But I was off on the birth month (thought it would be October). As for names, I can see Victoria being in there.

    Edit: oh and Elizabeth is another contender. Congrats to her and Edo!

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      They said the baby would be born in “the fall”. They’re off by a few days. I’m sure it was put out to put ALL the BM off stalking the hospitals (yeah…like that’d happen!).

      I believe a royal duchess did the same thing for her daughter’s birth recently (saying it’d be born in the summer and Lili was born beginning of June), but for that birth there was *genuine* interest and a real reason to fudge a public date for privacy/SECURITY.

      • Sofia says:

        Am I the only one who doesn’t take the “the baby is due in Spring/Summer/Fall etc etc” so literally? As in, when H&M announced their pregnancy, I did not think “okay the baby is due after 21st June”, I thought “okay the baby is due in either June/July/August” (my personal guess was early June). So I did not think Beatrice’s baby would be born after 22nd September, I just thought “okay September/October/November”.

        I really don’t think people use the “official” start of the seasons to say when their baby is due and people shouldn’t use those IMO.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Sofia I don’t take it that literally either. With Meghan I took it to mean she was due after Memorial Day, and with Beatrice, if I had thought about it (which I honestly didn’t) I would have said anywhere from September to November.

      • iconoclast59 says:

        @Sofia, I don’t care about due date, period. Babies come early, babies come late, babies come right on time… In short, babies come when they darn well please. It’s none of my business, so I don’t pay much attention to it.

      • Chrissy (The Original) says:

        Since first-borns are sometimes a little late, maybe they thought the end of September. Shrugs. As long as she and Bea are both healthy. Also, I’m calling Elisabetta as one of her names. Her daddy is Italian after all.

      • PoppedBubble says:

        I believe in the UK autumn starts on September 1st. Seasons are broken into quarters. So she did have her baby in the fall according to the meteorological calendar.

  5. (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

    So, no screams or demands for a “Lion King” moment on the steps of Lido Hospital? No hair tearing that the BM was “blindsided” by this announcement? After all, we’re talking “Royal BLOOD princess” here. How curious everyone in the Brexit/Royalist crowd is pretending nothing much happened.

    And I’m STILL waiting to hear how many loos her new place has.

    • Becks1 says:

      Of course she wasn’t going to be asked, but let’s all remember that Harry and Meghan hadn’t been working royals for over a year and the british press STILL freaked out when Lilibet Diana was born in June and STILL thought they were “owed” a picture of her and a timely announcement etc.

    • MerryGirl says:

      No one gives a sh*t about Beatrice…she doesn’t sell papers so no freaking out.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Exactly! Beatrice does not sell tabloid newspapers, does not generate clicks and generates few comments.

        Most comments I read this morning at The Fail, The Slow and The Scum were negative.

      • Nic919 says:

        This is what it is. They were only upset about the lack of a lion king presentation for the baby that would have sold them papers. No one cares about the york sisters or their kids. Most don’t even know which sister is which.

      • Becks1 says:

        Of course no one cares about Beatrice. (not meant in a mean way lol.)

        But its still worth pointing out that the media frenzy over the Sussexes had nothing to do with “royal protocol” or what was “required” for a royal birth or anything like that. And its worth pointing out that the press made the Sussexes explain why they weren’t told the minute Meghan went into labor.

        WE all know that it was never about “protocol” but its still worth emphasizing the point .

      • Mac says:

        Their disgusting father makes them even less interesting. No one wants to think about the Yorks.

      • Lady D says:

        “Most don’t even know which sister is which.” Hey, I’m working on it. (10 years and counting)

  6. Becks1 says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the birth announcement was delayed so that Andrew COULD get to the hospital and see her without anyone tracking him (not to serve him, but just in terms of the press and pictures etc.)

    Anyway congratulations to Beatrice and Edo, I hope they’re all doing well. and I think the name will be something very royal. Elizabeth etc.

  7. Leslie says:

    If this were William and Kate who delayed a birth announcement, I’d think you’d have a point. But seeing as it’s Beatrice who isn’t a working royal, and it’s the third low key pandemic BRF birth announcement this year, I’m not bothered.

    • Debbie says:

      William (the 2nd in line) “delayed” notifying the press he had Covid-19 during the pandemic, and the press pouted for a bit but they did not declare pandemonium either. So, I think the press is highly selective, and it’s not really about being a “working” royal, cuz we all know William doesn’t work.

  8. Harper says:

    Congrats on the newest blood royal baby girl! Six pounds two ounces is pretty small so I wonder if Bea went into early labor? She was photographed out and about late last week.

    • notasugarhere says:

      What is the point of the odd ‘blood royal baby girl’ comment here?

      • Mac says:

        I believe it refers to the nonsense about who curtsies to whom. Andrew insisted blood princesses rank higher than married-ins.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Nota I could be wrong but I read Harper’s comment as sarcasm

        @CuriousCole, “I had things to do!” is great 😂

      • notasugarhere says:

        Andrew doesn’t have to insist that, the Queen does that on her own. She re-wrote the Order of Precendence (who bows to whom) when Diana married in. Again when Sophie did. When Camilla did. When Kate did. etc.

        All it means is, if you are in the line of succession you have status. If you are married to someone in the line, you borrow their status ONLY when you are with them. That’s not unusual or unique to the BRF.

    • CuriousCole says:

      @Harper I was 6lbs 6oz at two weeks early (I had things to do😁) so it’s possible the little lady was operating on a similar schedule. I feel being in the six pound range is polite on the baby’s part lol.

      • Harper says:

        @CuriousCole you are funny! Yes, Beatrice’s baby already has stunning manners. @notasugarhere I usually associate the phrase “blood royal princess” with Andrew’s girls as he’s been known to pump up that distinction between his girls and Kate.

    • Kelsey says:

      I just read it as most women who have entered the family lately have been married in- most the “heirs” are men. I took the “blood royal” as in baby girl being born into those “rights and privileges” without people reordering orders of precedence so that people won’t curtsy to her.

  9. Heat says:

    No meltdown from the British media this time because no one is wondering if {gasp} this baby looks black.

  10. Ainsley7 says:

    Why are we comparing Bea and Edo to the Sussexes? It’s apples to oranges. Beatrice isn’t a working Royal. She’s a private citizen who just happens to also be a Princess. The Sussexes were on the same level as the Cambridges and the Wessexes as working royals. I’m not saying the press was justified in their treatment of the Sussexes. I’m not saying the press was justified in how they treated the Sussexes. Simply that Beatrice doesn’t have to follow the traditions that the working royals are expected to follow.

    • FWilliam says:

      Then why is Beatrice and her sister allowed to use their “HRH” styles as private citizens not working for the monarchy?

    • equality says:

      H&M are private citizens now and how many times have the BM gone on and on about Lili?

      • Debbie says:

        And how often has the press gone on about the cost of Meghan’s garments? And the décor in her California home — excuse me, her “$14 million Montecito mansion” and speculated about the price of her “Hermes rug” which SHE paid for.

    • JT says:

      H&M weren’t working royals when Lili Diana was born and that didn’t stop the BM nor the palace from making asses out of themselves. Unless I’m wrong, the Sussexes pretty much occupy the same space as the York princesses in terms of “importance” in the family. Harry and Meghan are minor royals now and they also don’t have to follow any traditions or expectations that the others do, and yet the palace and press still act like they are the ones on the taxpayer dole and deserve updates and photos from them.

    • Truth says:

      Not a working royal, yet she announces it from the palace. The palace protects her during this experience while probably making sure Andrew gets to pop in and out undetected. Delaying the announcement and the press coverage until they are ready. It is the overall different treatment the others have got compared to the Sussexes whether during their time as working royals or as private citizens in the states.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Yes, why is this private citizen continuing to use the taxpayer-funded royal office staff for announcements about her personal life?

    • Ainsley7 says:

      @FWilliam- The York girls don’t use HRH at work. I forget the name of the company Beatrice works for or I would link to her bio.

      @equality and @JT- H&M may have stepped down from being working royals, but they have chosen to remain public figures. The UK press’s approach to asking for details and pictures is incredibly stupid, but they want them because the public interest in them. Photos and information about Lili are actually worth something. The public in general couldn’t care less about Beatrice or her daughter.

      @Truth- I wouldn’t say the palace is protecting her. There have been no attacks to protect her from. I doubt Andrew went to the hospital. That’s not typically how they do things. So, I doubt that happened. Charles only visited after the birth of George because he felt shown up by the Middletons. She has to announce out of the palace because she doesn’t have an press office of her own. The palace also announced Peter’s kids and Zara’s kids in a similar fashion.

      • Truth says:

        What I mean by protection is the space and time to announce days later. She was afforded that. Meghan only got that when she left. Yes, I know there was increased interest in Meghan and Harry. However what we have seen time and time again is that the palace could have called off the hounds if they had wanted to in many situations. Meghan could have been given the same space/respect post birth if they had wanted to. They didn’t.

      • Haylie says:

        Weak excuses. Harry and Meghan weren’t working royals when Lilibet was born. The press still pitched a fit when they didn’t get to know exactly when Meghan went to the hospital or gave birth. It doesn’t matter if they are still in the public eye. They aren’t beholden to racist British trolls and media, nor do they have to disappear to make these hideously insecure losers feel better.

      • ProfPlum says:

        Ask and ye shall receive.

        The photo is … a curious choice for a professional work headshot. It looks like a pap shot that she screenshotted on her IPhone…

      • BayTampaBay says:

        “Weak excuses. Harry and Meghan weren’t working royals when Lilibet was born.”

        90% of the British Media have a vendetta against the Sussexes and this 90% of the British Media is out for blood. The British Media could not care less if the Sussexes are eenior and/or full-time working Royals or not senior and/or full-time working Royals.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Both B&E have used their ‘HRH’ and titles as part of their ‘careers’ for years.

      What the tabloids want from Harry and Meghan doesn’t matter here. You are allowed to work in a high-profile profession and keep your private life private. Only haters insist otherwise.

      Harry and Meghan are not working royals, haven’t been for almost two years. Time to stop insisting they are required to follow royal protocol about anything.

    • Emma says:

      It’s almost like the white princess can do whatever she likes (carry out occasional royal appearances but still not be a “working royal,” support women’s rights groups, have a “career” solely based on her family connections and trading on her title / honorific, announce her daughter’s birth whenever and however she wishes, etc.), but the princess of Black descent couldn’t.

  11. TheOriginalMia says:

    Congratulations to the Mozzis!

  12. Ana says:

    I think they will go with Isabella, being italian and having the same meaning as Elizabeth. Maybe Isabella Victoria.

  13. Well Wisher says:

    Congratulations to the Mozzis!!!

    I hope this sake the BTM’s thirst for beautiful Lili Diana’s image with her blond curls. ( assumption on my part).

  14. ABritGuest says:

    Congrats to her-had no idea she was due so soon as she was at an engagement last week. Hope they are settling in well& it must be sweet for the sisters to have kids close in age. Was nice of BP to include Wolfie in the announcement.

    When Meghan had archie they said it was royal tradition to do the lion king show- it wasn’t about whether the royal was a working member or not. Then it moved to ‘we pay for you so we own you’. And taxpayers did pay for Beatrice’s lifestyle until she was in early 20s at least. So crazy to think that just asking for two days before the unveiling was this big drama that the press managed to rile people up about. And yet because the press cant profit as much from Beatrice there’s no big scandal about not knowing the exact moment she went into labour & not seeing her baby immediately. It’s interesting how the press can create outrage that benefits them.

    I didn’t think anybody would do the lion king thing again after Meghan did that Windsor castle reveal two days after labour even if covid hadn’t been around & I still maintain it. I think that ‘tradition’ is over.

    • Maria says:

      I think if Kate got what she wanted and had a fourth kid she’d do the hospital walk/Lion King thing in a heartbeat.

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        For Kate, it IS different, in that it’d be a child in *direct line* to the throne (by way of his father). Yes, we know George is the one that “counts”, and the C & L are the “spares”, but they still count more than Harry and his kids do. So yes, they’d definitely have another Lion King moment *hours* after she gives birth (like she did for Louis).

      • Maria says:

        Sure, but even though they count more than Harry’s kids, Harry’s kids still get the kind of attention that makes the British press feel entitled to them. In the Oprah interview Meghan pretty strongly implied that if she and her kid had not been mixed-race then they would have been asked to do it or something like it. Harry is still the son of the Prince of Wales and a Councillor of State after all.
        Kate would want to do it just because of who she is, lol.

      • ABritGuest says:

        If Kate had another kid sure but I just think if monarchy is still a thing when George is older & he has a kid- I can’t see that hospital step being a thing& I don’t think the public would expect it in this form.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Kate does the stairstep posing because she wants to. They’ve broken enough protocols, like not working 500 engagements a year simply because they don’t want to. If Kate didn’t want to pose on the steps, she wouldn’t.

  15. Athena says:

    I think the Press knew on Friday but they were not allowed to release it. Chris Ship mentioned during his podcast (which was taped on Friday) that there was something going on but embargoed.

    Meghan was treated horribly during and after her pregnancy. The contrast between her treatment and that of other members of the family is stark. She was treated as if she was property and driving the show us your baby drum beat was the need as others have mentioned here to see the baby’s skin color.

    Beatrice could name the baby Alexandra Elizabeth after the queen.

    • Lady D says:

      Wouldn’t it be wonderful if just one of them didn’t name their daughter after Liz? Are they afraid they will be cut out of the will or something if they don’t?

      • Becks1 says:

        So interestingly neither Zara nor Peter named their first daughters after the queen (Mia Grace Tindall and Savannah Anne Kathleen Phillips) but their second daughters both have Elizabeth as a middle name.

        okay so its not that interesting lol.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Becks I’ve always been surprised that the Queen’s own daughter was allowed to use “Zara,” and that was like four decades ago. I have no problem with it at all, it just seems like one the Queen would have vetoed, or at the very least, been very displeased with, lol.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Lorelei – Zara does not have the style of HRH in front of her name so QEII really did (does) not care.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Charles chose Zara’s name, that might have helped the Queen accept it.

  16. Etherbunny823 says:

    I have to wonder if Andrew DID sneak out to see Beatrice, and THAT is why the news was sat on for 48 hours? To give Andrew time to make a clandestine visit?

  17. Psyren says:

    Harry and Meghan will make an appearance at the Time 100 special tonight and I can already see the headlines from Salty Isle about how they did it on purpose to outshine the birth of Beatrice’s daughter.

    • tamsin says:

      Beatrice has her day. It will be Tuesday morning when the Time 100 comes on in the US. Think the palace is learning?

      • Debbie says:

        Even so, wasn’t the child born 2 days ago? Or is this like a Beatrice/Eugenie’s wedding situation — where the York girl gets to have a whole week of attention? M&H live in the US now, they don’t have to coordinate w/ BuckPal or its denizens about anything. All the BM need to do is stop paying attention to M & H.

  18. PeacefulParsley says:

    Everything about them screams “arranged marriage” to me.

  19. MY3CENTS says:

    Virginia is a lovely name.

  20. Athena says:

    Lol. Why stop at Virginia, why not Virginia Ghislaine?

  21. Steph says:

    How come no one addresses Anne and her children? The monarch is a woman. Charlotte is in line and so are Eugenie and Bea. What happened after Anne’s birth?

    • notasugarhere says:

      What do you mean? The changes to the line of succession weren’t made until after W&K married. They’ve not retroactive to Anne’s generation, so she and her line come after the lines of Charles, Andrew, and Edward. Anne, her children, and her grandchildren are in the line of succession, just after those first three lines. You don’t have to have a title to be in the line of succession.

  22. canichangemyname says:

    I’m confused about the lead. You thought this would happen? That a pregnant woman would check into the hospital and give birth to a baby? That doesn’t seem like a crystal ball-worthy prediction. I’m maybe missing some context? I don’t follow the royals like, at all. But that did make me laugh because I’m over here like, “Huh?”

    • Becks1 says:

      LOL it’s just the timing! I think many thought Beatrice was due a lot later than this so when she went to the hospital on Friday I think some thought it was just for monitoring or something, but Kaiser speculated she was in labor.

  23. ohrhilly says:

    All I can say is Euge’s IG post about the birth was so sweet.