Princess Beatrice is pregnant with her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
The happy couple are expecting a baby in the autumn, Buckingham Palace has announced.
The palace said: “Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in autumn of this year.
“The Queen has been informed and both families are delighted with the news.”
The news has brought joy to the monarch and the royal family who are mourning the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh who died last month.
The baby will be the Queen’s 12th great-grandchild following the arrival of the Sussexes’ second child in the summer.