New Idea|July 6, 2020
Like many weddings planned for 2020, Princess Beatrice would undoubtedly have been devastated about having to call off her May 29 nuptials due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
But the cancelled wedding reportedly hasn’t deterred Beatrice, 31, from forging ahead with plans to start a family – and her mother, Sarah ‘Fergie’ Ferguson, is prepared to take on the royals to make her daughter’s dream come true.
Royals commentator Phil Dampier told New Idea the princess is hoping to have a baby with fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 37, sooner rather than later.
“I know that Beatrice wants to have a baby soon and it wouldn’t surprise me if she gets pregnant before she marries,” says Phil.
But, there’s one major hurdle – as a royal, having a child born out of wedlock is generally frowned on because only legitimate children can be heirs to the throne. That being said, throughout history there have been many instances of children born to unwed royals.
Fergie, 60, is said to be determined to fight for her daughter to be permitted to not only have a baby before marriage, but to also be able to do so with the full support of Queen Elizabeth and the wider royal family.
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July 6, 2020