Princess Beatrice baby joy as father Prince Andrew finally gets to meet granddaughter

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PRINCE ANDREW was spotted leaving Balmoral this morning – a move which will likely delight his daughter Princess Beatrice who is based in London and recently gave birth to a baby girl.

Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi became parents of a baby girl on September 18, as announced last week by Buckingham Palace.

The Palace’s statement read: “Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their daughter on Saturday September 18, 2021, at 11.42pm, at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.

“The baby weighs six pounds and two ounces.

“The new baby’s grandparents and great-grandparents have all been informed and are delighted with the news.

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Princess Beatrice gave birth to her daughter earlier this month (Image: GETTY)

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Prince Andrew is ninth-in-line to the throne (Image: GETTY)

“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.”

The announcement was followed a few hours later by a sweet note shared on Instagram by Beatrice’s beloved sister, Princess Eugenie.

Sharing a picture of Beatrice and Edoardo on holidays, Eugenie – who became mother of her first son August Philip Hawke on February 9 – penned two brief messages.

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Prince Andrew was spotted leaving Balmoral this morning (Image: GETTY)

“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.”

The second addressed directly Eugenie’s newborn niece and read: “To my new niece.

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Princess Beatrice and Edoardo have yet to share the name of their daughter (Image: GETTY)

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Prince Andrew with his daughters Eugenie and Beatrice (Image: GETTY)

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

After visiting the Queen at Balmoral in August for a traditional summer break, Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson travelled back to the sovereign’s Scottish residence earlier this month.

But the Duchess of York has already had the chance to meet her granddaughter, whose name is yet to be announced, as she had returned to England on the day before the birth of the youngest royal baby.

On the other hand, Prince Andrew had remained north of the border.

The Sun reported the Duke of York left Balmoral at approximately 10am this morning.

He was photographed smiling and waving to passersby while behind the wheel.

Prince Andrew’s sighting comes after his legal team officially conceded the Duke has been served with a lawsuit by Virginia Giuffre.

In her lawsuit, Ms Giuffre claims to have been sexually assaulted by the prince at three different locations.

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Princess Beatrice became a mum on September 18 (Image: GETTY)

Andrew has consistently and strongly denied the allegations.

During his interview with Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis in November 2019, Prince Andrew said he had “no recollection of meeting” Ms Giuffre.

Asked about whether, as alleged by Ms Giuffre, he had dined with her, danced at Tramp and had sex with her at a home in London Belgravia, Andrew also said: “I can absolutely categorically tell you it never happened.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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