Royal baby news is all the rage these days, especially the little one expected by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge any day now. But news broke today that another princess is in “the family way” and due to deliver her child this summer.
The news has raised eyebrows because this princess is not yet married to her fiancé and seems to be breaking royal convention by not waiting until she is married to start her family.
Charlotte Casiraghi, 31, granddaughter of the late Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, became engaged to Dimitri Rassam, 36, last month. (Pictured, below: Princess Grace of Monaco)
(Below, Princess Grace of Monaco with first-born child Prince Albert when he was an infant)
According to Daily Mail, the couple “announced their engagement last month at the annual Rose Ball in Monte Carlo, where Charlotte debuted a glittering diamond on her ring finger. (Pictured, below: Princess Charlotte with fiancé Dimitri Rassam)
“Charlotte reportedly met Dimitri, a film producer, in Paris shortly after the breakdown of her relationship with Italian filmmaker Lamberto Sanfelice, with whom she has a four-year-old son, Raphaël."
Charlotte is not the only one of the pair who is already a parent. “Dimitri has a six-year-old daughter with his ex-wife, Russian model Masha Novoselova, whom he divorced in 2016.”
Hola! is reporting that “the couple [is] reportedly keen to marry quickly and are planning to wed in a ceremony this summer."
Charlotte's mother, Caroline, 61, is the eldest child of the late Princess Grace and is married to Prince Ernst August of Hanover. (Pictured, below: Princess Grace and Prince Ranier of Monaco with their three children, Princess Stephanie, Princess Caroline, and Prince Albert)
Caroline already has four grandchildren and, if these rumors are true, will have another by summer. (Below: Princess Caroline)
(Pictured, below: Princess Caroline with Princess Charlotte as a toddler)
To learn about another of Princess Caroline's grandchildren, watch the video, below.