Tatiana Santo Domingo, the fiancee of Andrea Casiraghi, IS expecting a baby. She told the Spanish magazine, La Voz Libre, that she is six months pregnant. She also said the baby is due in January. The wedding will take place after the baby is born.
Under Monegasque law, the baby will gain succession rights after Andrea and Tatiana marry as legitimated children can succeed to the princely throne. But it would make a lot more sense if the couple had their civil ceremony before the baby is born.
Andrea's mother, Princess Caroline, knew to do the right thing on two occasions. She was pregnant when she married Stefano Casiraghi and again when she married Prince Ernst August of Hanover.
If Princess Charlene does not have a child, the succession will pass to Caroline and then her eldest son. Princess Caroline needs to impress upon her son and his fiancee to marry in a civil ceremony before the baby arrives, and then wait to have the boho-chic religious wedding.
This will be the first grandchild for Princess Caroline.