Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo 'expecting first baby' next year

By Gemma Strong

Pierre Casiraghi and his wife Beatrice Borromeo are set to bring the newest member to the house of Grimaldi next year as the newlyweds are expecting their first baby. Sources confirmed the happy news to Hello!'s sister publication HOLA!, revealing that the baby is due early next year and the 31-year-old mother-to-be is already six months pregnant.

TAP TO VIEW GALLERYPierre 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 July 25, 2015 in the gardens of the Prince's Palace of Monaco, and exchanged vows for a second time on August 1 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.

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 Dec. 17, 2013. She split from Raphael’s father, actor Gad Elmaleh in June 2015.

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