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Princess Beatrice shows off baby bump in dressed-down look

The royal is due to give birth to her first child in the autumn

Matthew Moore

Earlier this month, Buckingham Palace announced that Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, are expecting their first child together in the autumn.

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The statement read: "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."

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WATCH: Princess Beatrice expecting first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

In pictures obtained by the MailOnline, Princess Beatrice could be seen strolling down London in a casual look.

The mother-to-be showed a hint of a growing baby bump as she walked in a blue hoodie, with some grey leggings and a puffer coat.

She was carrying her mobile phone in one hand, and a small bag, which had a water bottle sticking out, in the other.

Beatrice kept things low-key for her trip out, with minimal makeup and putting her hair up in a neat bun.

It's not yet known what the royal couple will name their baby when he or she is born, but some favourites have been emerging.

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The royal couple are expecting their first child in the autumn

According to Betfair, Philip is the standout favourite with odds at 8/1, followed by Marco at 11/1 and Oliver at 12/1.

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It comes as no surprise that Beatrice, who had an incredibly close bond with her late grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh, could pay tribute to his life by naming her first child after him following his sad death in April this year.

A royal favourite also takes the top spot for girls' names, with Princess Beatrice's mother's name, Sarah, crowning the leaderboard at 8/1.

And it's expected that the announcement of the royal baby's birth will be quite different than when Beatrice's sister, Princess Eugenie, gave birth to August back in February.

While Beatrice's younger sister, Princess Eugenie, shared the first snaps of baby August on her personal Instagram account when he was born in February, the royal mum-to-be is unlikely to do the same.

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Beatrice's sister Eugenie had her third child in February

Although the royal has both a Twitter and private Instagram account, she rarely uses them, with her last tweet being back in March to mark World Book Day.

Beatrice's husband could be the one to share the first photos of their baby, given that he has his own public Instagram account with over 71,500 followers.

Typically, new royal babies make their first public appearance outside the hospital hours after being born, or like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son, Archie, they are introduced via an interview.

But in Beatrice's case, it seems likely that Buckingham Palace will share photos of the newborn when he or she arrives, given that the Queen's office released the couple's official wedding photos last July.

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