Princess Beatrice Was Actually Supposed To Be Named This

Princess Beatrice could have been Princess Annabel!

The 31-year-old Princess of York’s original name was actually rejected by her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, according to reports.

It took two weeks for her parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, to announce her name to the public after the Queen pushed back on their chosen name for their first-born.

According to The Sun (via), while Annabel was the first pick for Beatrice, the Queen pushed back on it because she thought it was too “yuppie” and not elegant enough for a granddaughter of the monarch.

If you don’t know, the Queen has the final say on royal baby names and is consulted on them when welcoming new royal arrivals.

Beatrice‘s full name is Beatrice Elizabeth Mary, Princess of York. Her middle names are in honor of her grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Beatrice, who is engaged to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and had to postpone their wedding because of coronavirus. See what their plans are right now…

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