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Princess Beatrice’s baby prompts line of succession reshuffle – and bumps Eugenie down

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Princess Beatrice, 33, has given birth to her baby girl, the Royal Family has confirmed. There’s now been a major re-shuffle in the official line of succession to the throne – including changes for Princess Eugenie, August Brooksbank, and even Zara Tindall.

Beatrice was rushed to hospital on Friday after which she gave birth to her first child the next day.

The daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson gave birth to the baby girl on Saturday at 11.42pm.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their daughter on Saturday 18th September 2021, at 23.42, at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.

“The baby weighs 6 pounds and 2 ounces.

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

After spending days without any news from inside the hospital, the Royal Family finally announced the arrival of Beatrice’s new baby.

The latest royal baby is the Queen’s 12th great-grandchild.

In addition, Baby Mapelli-Mozzi is the fourth royal baby arrival this year alone with the others including Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, August Brooksbank and Lucas Tindall.

Beatrice’s baby will be 11th in line to the throne, jumping ahead of Princess Eugenie.

It’ll follow Beatrice, who is 10th in line to the throne, and Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, in ninth.

Meanwhile, Eugenie has now dropped to 12th place and her son, August, has now dropped down to 13th.

Eugenie’s first son August was born on February 9, and was named after Queen Victoria’s consort Prince Albert, who had Augustus as a middle name.

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Beatrice’s baby won’t have a princely title due to an obscure royal rule from the early 1900s.

Letters Patent by King George V revealed that only children of the coverage, the male-line grandchildren, and the Prince of Wales’s eldest son, were allowed to hold a princely title.

Beatrice and Edouardo were married in a secret ceremony back in July 2020.

The private wedding took place at The Royal Chapel of All Saints, at Royal Lodge, Windsor.

The new line of succession to the throne

  1. Prince Charles
  2. Prince William
  3. Prince George
  4. Princess Charlotte
  5. Prince Louis
  6. Prince Harry
  7. Archie Mountbatten-Windsor
  8. Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor
  9. Prince Andrew
  10. Princess Beatrice
  11. Baby Mapelli-Mozzi
  12. Princess Eugenie
  13. August Brooksbank
  14. Prince Edward
  15. James, Viscount Severn
  16. Lady Louise Windsor
  17. Princess Anne
  18. Peter Phillips
  19. Savannah Phillips
  20. Isla Phillips
  21. Zara Tindall
  22. Mia Tindall
  23. Lena Tindall
  24. Lucas Tindall

The couple currently lives in an apartment at St James’s Palace although they have recently been spotted househunting in the Cotswolds.

Congratulations have been pouring in for the happy new family – from other royals and well-wishers from around the globe.

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall tweeted: “Congratulations to Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on the happy news of the birth of their daughter.”

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