Annabelle was too modern for her
The Queen changed her grandson’s name
According to tradition, members of the royal family must inform the Queen of their choice of name. Otherwise, Prince Andrew’s daughter would have had a completely different name.
Princess Beatrice (34) was the first daughter of Prince Andrew (62) and Sarah Ferguson (62) on August 8, 1988 in London – the fifth grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II (96). A full two weeks after her birth, only the name of the princess was announced. Reason: Your grandmother didn’t like the name.
As The Sun now reveals, Her Majesty the Queen had her fingers in naming the princess. Ferguson actually wanted to name her daughter “Annabelle.” It was too “modern” for the Queen. So they were forced to change the name.
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Tradition wants it this way
The king traditionally agrees to choose the name of the royal family. At the time, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson made Her Majesty sure she agreed with her name choice. And apparently she wasn’t much disappointed with Sarah Ferguson, who wanted “Annabelle” so much.
So the Queen made a counter-suggestion to the couple: “Beatrice Elizabeth Mary”, the name of the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria’s great-grandmother (1819-1901), the two middle names in honor of herself and the princess’s grandmother.
Princess Beatrice just celebrated her 34th birthday and gave birth to a daughter ten months before her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 38. Her name is Sienna Elizabeth. (the fool)
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