Aussie TV host demands ‘Republic now’ as he laments Princess Beatrice’s baby debate

Princess Beatrice: Aussie TV host calls for 'republic now'

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Princess Beatrice welcomed the Queen’s 12th great-grandchild on Saturday. The daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson had a little girl with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at Chelsea and Westminster hospital in London. A statement from Buckingham Palace noted the baby’s grandparents and great-grandparents were “delighted” but Today host Alex Cullen appeared less than impressed with news of the new child.

Co-hosts Karl Stefanovic and Ally Langdon delighted over the news: “It’s great news, shall we talk about it a little bit more? I mean, you know, it’s a baby”

But Mr Cullen had a different opinion, saying: “I can’t fight it can I, I just can’t fight it.”

The hosts quipped back with: “We like it when you do though.”

Mr Cullen joked that: “I try, and I will continue to try,” before saying: “Republic now!”

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Princess Beatrice is also stepmother to Edoardo’s young son, who goes by Wolfie, from his ex-fiancee.

The eldest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York also became an aunt in February, when her sister Princess Eugenie gave birth to a baby boy named August Philip Hawke Brooksbank.

Although she spends her time attending royal events, Princess Beatrice is not a working royal, meaning that she does not receive money from the Sovereign Grant.

Instead, she is currently employed as the Vice President of Partnerships & Strategy, in a software company called Afiniti.

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The Princess graduated from Goldsmiths University in London with a BA in History in 2011. 

In addition to her career, Beatrice is the patron of many charities, including Helen Arkell, a dyslexia charity. She was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was seven years old. 

Her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi founded a real estate firm, Banda, in 2007, and serves as its CEO to this day. He is reportedly a multi-millionaire. 

The pair made their first public appearance in 2019 in New York City, he proposed to the princess in Italy later that year. 

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They had a private wedding in Windsor in 2020, with the Queen and Prince Philip both in attendance. 

The couple’s daughter is the Queen’s 12th great-grandchild, the fourth born this year alon.

Meghan Markle also welcomed a baby daughter, Lilibet Diana, in June and Zara Tindall had baby son Lucas in March.

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