06:13 GMT23 June 2021
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    The Queen of England was delighted to hear that her granddaughter, Princess Beatrice, is pregnant with her first child, according to Buckingham Palace.

    Princess Beatrice and her husband, Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, who got married in 2020, will be welcoming a baby in autumn this year.

    Hundreds rushed to comment on the announcement via social media platforms, with many welcoming the news of another royal baby.

    ​Princess Beatrice’s pregnancy is yet another addition to the ongoing baby boom in the British royal family. Beatrice’s sister, Princess Eugenie, gave birth to her son  August Philip Hawke Brooksbank earlier this year.

    The Duchess of Sussex is also expecting a baby with a due date set for this summer. Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry announced they were expecting a girl during an interview with the US host Oprah Winfrey in March 2021.

    The Duke and the Duchess of Sussex had their firstborn only two years ago, adding to the long list of the Queen’s great-great children.

    ​The Queen has ten great-grandchildren – Savannah Phillips, Isla Phillips, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Mia Tindall, Lena Tindall, Lucas Tindall, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and August Brooksbank.

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