Princess Beatrice admitted royal life 'hard to navigate' before baby: 'No precedent'

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The 33-year-old and husband Edo Mapelli Mozzi welcomed their first child together earlier this month, with a young girl becoming the latest royal baby in the Firm. The announcement was made by Buckingham Palace, who said the child was born on September 18, with both mother and parent safe. It noted the baby weighed 6lb 2oz and was born at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

The newest Windsor means that Princess Beatrice’s grandmother, the Queen, now has 12 great-grandchildren, and that the baby is 11th-in-line to the thrown.

Delivering her own update on social media, Beatrice added: “So delighted to share the news of the safe arrival of our daughter on Saturday 18th September 2021, at 23.42, at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.

“Thank you to the Midwife team and everyone at the hospital for their wonderful care.”

It means Beatrice, and her sister Princess Eugenie, both gave birth to girls in 2021, alongside other royal babies born into the family by Zara Tindall and Meghan Markle.

Princess Beatrice admitted royal life 'hard to navigate' before baby: 'No precedent'

Princess Beatrice admitted royal life ‘hard to navigate’ before baby: ‘No precedent’ (Image: GETTY)

Princess Beatrice alongside her wedding dress

Princess Beatrice alongside her wedding dress (Image: GETTY)

And while Beatrice is enjoying a huge surge of support, in what has been a life-changing 18 months for the royal who married Edo last year, she once spoke of her struggles in balancing her private and public life.

She also discussed how it had affected Eugenie.

Beatrice said: “It’s hard to navigate situations like these because there is no precedent, there is no protocol.

“We are the first: we are young women trying to build careers and have personal lives, and we’re also princesses and doing all of this in the public eye.”

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Princess Beatrice attending her sister Eugenie's wedding with mother Fergie

Princess Beatrice attending her sister Eugenie’s wedding with mother Fergie (Image: GETTY)

Eugenie also said that the sisters found coping with the intense media spotlight challenging.

Speaking during a Vogue interview ahead of her wedding to Jack Brooksbank two years ago, Eugenie added: “We’ve had some serious grounding from our parents.

“They’ve had their fair share of terrible media interest and it makes us stronger.

“We believe very strongly in who we are, and the support system of our friends and our family is pretty incredible. There’s no point being angry with anyone for beating us up – we just need to shine light and love in the world.”

Yet throughout their struggles, both Eugenie and Beatrice have remained rocks for one another, perhaps most strikingly shown by their decision to choose one another as their Maid of Honour.

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Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie (Image: GETTY)

Eugenie added: “There was a horrible article that had been written about Beatrice and she got really upset.

“We were just about to step out and she had a bit of a wobble and cried. I was looking after her.

“And then about an hour later, I had a wobble and started crying and Bea was there for me.”

Around three years ago Beatrice and Eugenie delivered a joint speech on stage at WE Day festival to highlight bullying.

Beatrice said: “There will be too many moments on this stage today where you will hear stories of bullying.

“I don’t believe that there are many things in life that can make you feel more vulnerable, more helpless, more alone, than being bullied.

“It comes in many many forms.

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie (Image: GETTY)

“We’ve all suffered our fair share along the way.

“Growing up in the public eye means every embarrassing, slightly awkward growth spurt, or hilarious fashion moment, is published around the world.

“Together we have laughed, together we have cried.

“Ultimately though, together we fuelled each other’s sense of humour.

“When stones are being thrown, we reassure each other that people don’t often understand how hurtful they can be.

“This especially in the world we live in today.”

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