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Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo 'expecting first baby'

Gemma Strong

The house of Grimaldi will soon welcome a new addition! Pierre Casiraghi and his wife Beatrice Borromeo are said to be expecting their first baby together. Sources close to HELLO!'s sister publication HOLA! revealed the happy news, adding that the 31-year-old mother-to-be is six months pregnant, with the baby due at the start of next year.

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Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo on their second wedding day in Italy

Beatrice and 29-year-old Pierre – the younger son of Princess Caroline – recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary. They were married in a civil ceremony on 25 July 2015 in the gardens of the Prince's Palace of Monaco, and exchanged vows for a second time on 1 August on the Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore in Italy, which are owned by the bride's family.

The couple have been at the centre of pregnancy rumours in recent months. Beatrice was pictured with a tiny bump on show when she stepped out for the Copa del Rey Mapfre Sailing Cup awards at the start of August – when she would have been around three months pregnant – sparking speculation the couple could be starting a family together.

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Beatrice pictured at the Copa del Rey Mapfre Sailing Cup awards at the start of August

She was last seen in public at the end of October, when she was pictured on a shopping trip in Milan with her mother, Paola Marzotto. But she took care to keep her tummy hidden behind a winter coat and a number of bags.

The new arrival will be the fourth grandchild for Princess Caroline – the eldest child of Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly.

Her son Andrea Casiraghi and wife Tatiana Santo Domingo welcomed their firstborn, Sacha, in March 2013, followed by daughter India, who was born in London in April last year.

Caroline’s 30-year-old daughter, Charlotte Casiraghi, meanwhile, gave birth to her son Raphael on 17 December 2013. She split from Raphael’s father, actor Gad Elmaleh in June 2015.

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