Princess Beatrice’s Parents Had Selected Another Name For Her Until The Queen Stepped In

According to the Sun, Princess Beatrice’s parents waited two weeks to name their baby after she was born on August 8, 1988. The name they initially choose is said to have been changed because the Queen thought it sounded “too yuppie.”

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So, what was the first name choice for Princess Beatrice? According to the royal expert who reported the Sun story, mum Sarah Ferguson wanted to call her daughter Princess Annabel.

The Queen suggested “Beatrice” instead, after Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter.

Today, Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, are awaiting the birth of their first child in the fall. They have not announced any name options yet (and won’t do so until after the arrival), but if they have a daughter, Annabel probably won’t make the cut.