Princess Beatrice’s original name sparked announcement delay – Queen thought it ‘yuppie’

Princess Beatrice: Baby 'may be given Italian title' says expert

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Princess Beatrice is able to lead a life mostly far from the spotlight and free from royal rules as she isn’t a working royal. However, as one of the Queen’s granddaughters, she still needs to abide by the royal protocol on certain occasions.

This has been the case upon her birth in August 1988, when her parents held a conversation with the Queen about their baby’s name.

This normally frictionless step created a major bump in the road for the announcement of Princess Beatrice’s name, according to a recently resurfaced report.

The name of Princess Beatrice was revealed to the public only two weeks after she was born.

This is because Her Majesty thought the one originally chosen by the Duke and Duchess of York was “too yuppie”, according to the Sun.

The name Beatrice was reportedly suggested by the Queen.

Another royal bearing this name was Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter.

Sarah and Andrew’s firstborn full name is Beatrice Elizabeth Mary, possibly paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Mary, the Duke of York’s great-grandmother.

While it was never confirmed by the Yorks, it is believed the name they had initially set their heart on for Beatrice was Annabel.

As reported by the Evening Standard, the Associated Press wrote in the late 1980s an unnamed newspaper had claimed that, ahead of Princess Beatrice’s birth, Prince Andrew had said the “baby would be a girl named Annabel”.

The Queen doesn’t have the power to veto a baby’s name.

However, her children and grandchildren are believed to have consulted with her before making the name of their babies official.

Speaking after Prince William and Kate Middleton welcoming their son Louis in April 2018, royal commentator Dr Kate Williams told the CNN: “The Queen has the power to say what their title is… but in the case of names, it is more of an informal conversation.

“Per royal protocol, members of the Royal Family typically share the name they have chosen for their child with the Queen before announcing it.

“Of course they have such respect for the Queen that if she says ‘I really don’t like that name’, they’d definitely take that into account.”

In recent years, a few members of the Royal Family far from the throne have chosen names for their babies with little to none connection to the Firm.

The son of Princess Anne Peter Phillips and his former wife Autumn named their daughters Isla and Savannah.

Zara, Anne’s second child, and Mike Tindall named their daughters Mia and Lena and their son Lucas.

And Meghan and Harry’s firstborn was named after a Greek word, Archie, meaning “source of action”.

On the other hand, the Sussexes’ daughter has two names with deep connections with the Royal Family.

Her first name, Lilibet, comes from the Queen’s childhood nickname, later adopted by Prince Philip.

And her second name Diana is a clear tribute to Prince Harry’s mother, the late Princess of Wales.

As announced in May, Princess Beatrice is pregnant with her first child.

The baby is due in autumn, just a few months after the royal became the aunt of Princess Eugenie’s son – August Philip Hawke.

Source: Read Full Article