The Queen vetoed a “yuppie” name chosen for Princess Beatrice according to an unearthed article from 1988. The name of a new royal child must go through the Queen before it is announced, normally up to four days after birth. She doesn’t outright choose a name, but instead, her opinion heavily influences the choices made by the new parents. In the case of Princess Beatrice, she made her opinion on Sarah Ferguson’s original chosen name brutally clear.
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The Duke and Duchess of York welcomed their first child in August 1988.
The couple took two weeks to formally announce what they would name their child, one week longer than the average for the Royal Family.
According to the Sun, before they arrived at Beatrice, their first choice was Annabel.
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Royal Family shock: Princess Beatrice’s vetoed ‘yuppie’ original name revealed(Image: GETTY)
The couple never revealed why they chose the name, but royal fans suggested the name came from Andrew and Fergie’s favourite haunt, the Mayfair private club Annabel’s.
When they eventually informed the Queen of their decision, she allegedly said the name was too “yuppie”.
The Queen then suggested Beatrice, believed to have been inspired by the name of Queen Victoria’s youngest daughters.
Andrew and Sarah honoured her suggestion by naming their daughter Beatrice Elizabeth Mary.
Andrew and Sarah Ferguson originally chose Annabel for Beatrice(Image: GETTY)
Princess Beatrice may soon be engaged to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi(Image: GETTY)
Princess Beatrice could now be preparing to marry her boyfriend, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
The couple is said to be getting “increasingly serious” just nine months after they started going out.
Royal insiders revealed it “won’t be long” until an announcement of the couple’s engagement is released.
If they did decide to get married soon, their wedding would be the third in a year for the Royal Family.