Queen ‘forced name change for Prince Beatrice’ as original was ‘too yuppy’

Princess Beatrice was forced to wait a whole two weeks until she was given her name after the Queen expressed reservations that Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson's first choice was 'too yuppy'.

The princess is celebrating her 34th birthday today (August 8) and the Sun reports that the couple's first choice of name for young Beatrice was Annabel.

But it seems the Queen wasn't too keen and the official naming process dragged on for two weeks.

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As is royal tradition, members of the Firm usually first tell the Queen about their name choice to check she's happy with it in an "informal chat" where it's hoped she gives her blessing.

Normally, she doesn't have any issues with the name suggestions, but it's believed that she wasn't sure when Andrew and Fergie shared their idea after welcoming their first child.

According to the Sun, Fergie had her heart set on naming her daughter Princess Annabel, but Her Majesty's feedback, apparently, was that the name was too "yuppie".

However it seems as if what the Queen takes away with one hand, she gives with another – she then suggested Beatrice, as she is believed to have taken inspiration from the name of Queen Victoria's youngest daughter, and the rest is history.

The royals are known for picking sentimental names for their children. Her younger sister, Princess Eugenie, picked August and used Philip as a middle name, a tribute to her late grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh.

Last year, Beatrice gave birth to her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

The couple named their daughter Sienna – and it seems that name has a sentimental meaning to Beatrice.

Sienna is an Italian name from the Italian city of Siena, in Tuscany and, of course, her dad Edoardo has an Italian heritage.


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