Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi welcomed their first child together in 2021, a baby girl, but she isn’t Edo’s first.
The 38-year-old already has son Christopher ‘Wolfie’ Woolf, 6, from a previous relationship and while he is clearly a dedicated father, he likes to keep the identity of his boy private.
But after years of waiting, Wolfie made his first royal appearance at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in London.
He sat with his dad and stepmum in the royal box at Buckingham Palace and bonded with his step-aunt Princess Eugenie.
Wolfie appeared perfectly at ease beside them as they watched the ceremony below.
Last year, royal watchers were thrilled to discover that Edo’s ex-fiancée Dara Huang shared some rare pictures of her son from a trip to Dubai they took together last year.
The 38-year-old shared the family pictures of the six-year-old on her Instagram, which featured an image of them sitting on a camel, and another of them standing on sand dunes.
She captioned the post, “It’s always summer in Dubai! 😎The best part of visiting these exotic lands is you get to take a piece of it back.”
Beatrice instantly welcomed the little boy into their family with open arms.
In fact, the royal statement that announced the news that Beatrice had given birth even included a sweet nod to Christopher.
The statement from the Palace read: “The new baby’s grandparents and great-grandparents have all been informed and are delighted with the news.
“Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well, and the couple are looking forward to introducing their daughter to her big brother Christopher Woolf.”
Beatrice officially became Christopher’s stepmother in 2020, when she and Edoardo tied the knot in a private ceremony at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge in Windsor.
Christopher was wonderfully included in the intimate wedding and took on the role of page boy and best man.
Nicknamed ‘Wolfie’, Christopher, was born to Edoardo and his former fiancée architect Dara Huang in 2016.
Despite breaking off their engagement in 2018, Edo and Dara continue to co-parent their son, with Dara splitting her time between London and Hong Kong due to work.
When she is working in Asia, ‘Wolfie’ stays with his dad which means Beatrice “has really gotten to know him.”
“Edo is easily one of the best dads,” a source revealed to PEOPLE magazine.
“He is so involved, he is so committed to this little boy, and Beatrice is already showing that she’s a fantastic step-mummy already.
“They’ve been on family vacations together already. They are really happy, there’s no better person they could have for a step-mummy.”
His Dubai trip with his mum wasn’t the fist time little Wolfie had appeared on her Instagram account.
She also shared a picture of him sitting at a restaurant in a cute brown outfit, and Dara using a heart emoji to hide his face.
In December 2018, she shared a selection of family photos and buried away was a gorgeous close-up of her son’s face.
“Some photos of a few of the many things I’m thankful for 🙏🏻❤️. Thank you for the love and support I got from everyone, for my family and friends, for my business partners and colleagues, for my mentors and role models, for my strength and blessings.
“Thank you 2018 and here’s to a successful new year!!!🙏🏻❤️ #love #laugh #share #forgive,” she captioned the snaps.
And to make matters even cuter, Wolfie has his own Instagram account.
Wolfie’s profile is understandably set to private, but social media fans are able to catch a glimpse of him in the profile picture, smiling in what appears to be a garden.
He already has 80 followers including his dad Edoardo, who chooses not to share pictures of his son online.
In 2021, to honour World Book Day, Princess Beatrice revealed how reading and homeschooling her stepson was one of her biggest joys during lockdown.
Beatrice told the Evening Standard, “My stepson has been home schooling. Helping him engage with stories is a great journey to inspire imagination, creativity, independence and humor.”
And she opened up to Hello Magazine about her relationship with Christopher, calling him her “bonus son”.
“But I’ve felt very lucky to have had the chance to work with my bonus son (Wolfie) over the course of the school closures. It was a huge learning curve for all of us,” she said.
It’s clear that Wolfie is very important to Beatrice too with a friend of the princess’s confessing to PEOPLE: “He is very much part of their life.”
“Beatrice has embraced the child as part of her life from the outset,” they added.