Prince Andrew has finally seen his new granddaughter almost two weeks after she was born, it has been reported.
The under fire Duke of York met daughter Princess Beatrice’s newborn child Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi in Windsor on Friday, having returned from Scotland.
The 61-year-old son of the Queen had remained at the 50,000-acre Balmoral estate – owned by the Royal Family – while US lawyers were trying to serve him with papers in the sex abuse lawsuit against him.
Accuser Virginia Giuffre claims Andrew’s financier pal Jeffrey Epstein trafficked her for the prince when she was 17 who then allegedly sexually assaulted her on three occasions in 2001.
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He has always vehemently denied the allegations.
Little Sienna’s baby name announcement was delayed until Prince Andrew returned to England.
Beatrice, 33, and husband Edo Mapelli Mozzi, 38, took their daughter to see her grandfather at Royal Lodge yesterday.
The duke’s ex-wife Sarah Ferguson – who initially travelled with him to Scotland – had dashed back immediately after the birth.
Andrew was pictured smiling and waving as he left Balmoral on Thursday, having left London three weeks ago.
Beatrice waited until her dad had met Sienna before officially announcing her name on social media.
She was born at 11.42pm on September 18 at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, weighing 6lb 2oz.
She’s Beatrice’s first child, but Edo is already proud dad to son Wolfie – who the princess refers to as her “bonus son”.
The couple revealed the name via the royal family’s social media pages, sharing a footprint photo with the new baby’s name written in handwriting below.
Sienna’s middle name is a tribute to the Monarch, matching her second cousin Princess Charlotte who also has it as her middle name.
The social media caption reads: “Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have named their daughter Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi.”
The message also contains a few words from the new parents: “We are all doing well and Wolfie is the best big brother to Sienna.”
Edo also shared the picture on his own Instagram account with a sweet message.
A source told The Sun : “It is quite something that [Andrew] had to wait almost two weeks before he met her.
“He is very much aware Beatrice’s special moment was ruined by the accusations against him.”
The Queen is said to be stumping up private funds potentially stretching into the millions of pounds to help Andrew as he navigates the American courts.
A court hearing is due in New York on November 3.
Epstein was found dead in his cell at a Manhattan federal jail in August 2019 while he awaited a sex trafficking trial.
The death was ruled to be suicide.