Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo welcome a baby boy in Monaco

A new royal baby has arrived! HELLO!'s sister publication HOLA! has revealed that Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo welcomed their first child, a baby boy, on 28 February 2017. Rumours surrounding Princess Caroline’s grandson’s arrival began on Tuesday after Beatrice’s sister, Matilde, posted a cryptic message on Instagram. Attached to a scenic picture of a marina, Matilde Borromeo captioned the image: “28/2/2017 new date to add in the calendar for my family,” along with a series of blue heart emojis.

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Beatrice and Pierre are now the proud parents to a baby boy

Sources confirmed to HOLA! back in November that the couple were expecting their first baby together. Beatrice, 31, sparked pregnancy rumours back in August, when she stepped out with a small bump showing during the Copa del Rey Mapfre Sailing Cup awards ceremony. The pair’s baby news came a few months after they celebrated their first wedding anniversary. Pierre, the grandson of Princess Grace Kelly and Beatrice were married in a civil ceremony in Monaco back in July 2015, followed by a religious ceremony in August on the bride’s family-owned Borromean Islands in Italy.

Last March, Beatrice opened up about her desire to have children. She told Glamour magazine: "I come from a big family, and I want children of my own". However, she noted at the time, “But at the moment I'm thinking about putting my career in a place where it wouldn't get threatened by the presence of children". The couple's baby marks the fourth grandchild for Princess Caroline. The Monaco royal’s son Andrea Casiraghi and his wife Tatiana Santo Domingo welcomed their son Sacha, in 2013 and daughter India in 2015. Caroline’s daughter Charlotte Casiraghi is also a mum to son Raphaël, who she shares with her actor ex-boyfriend Gad Elmaleh.

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