Princess Beatrice paid tribute to her mother Sarah Ferguson when she named her newborn daughter Sienna Elizabeth, a family friend has claimed.
The Queen’s granddaughter, 33, the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York, gave birth to a 6lb 2oz girl at 11:42pm on Saturday, September 18 at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.
On Friday, Beatrice and her husband Edo Mapelli Mozzi posted a photo of the newborn’s footprints as they announced they had decided to name her Sienna Elizabeth, as a touching tribute to the Queen.
But the Italian name Sienna was chosen in honor of Sarah, a family friend told me Hey!, explaining that Beatrice wanted to pick a title that started with an S and one that reflected the “golden rust color of the Duchess’s hair, which the new baby shares.”
On Friday, Beatrice and her husband Edo Mapelli Mozzi posted an image of the newborn’s footprints (pictured) as they announced that they had decided to name her Sienna Elizabeth, as a touching tribute to the Queen
A family friend of the couple said: ‘They were looking for an Italian name that started with an S for Sarah, in honor of the Duchess.
“And also reflected the golden rust color of both the Duchess’s hair and Beatrice’s, who shares the new baby,” they concluded.
Edoardo posted an image of the baby’s footprints on Instagram on Friday, writing: ‘Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi. Our life together has just begun and I can’t wait to see all the great things ahead.
“I feel so much love and gratitude for my wonderful wife, baby Sienna and Wolfie. These are the days I never want to forget. This week a friend told me the sweetest saying… that you grow a whole new heart with every child.’
“A huge thank you to the midwife and the wonderful team at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.”
But the Italian name Sienna was chosen in honor of Sarah (pictured with her family), a family friend told Hello! , explaining that Beatrice wanted to pick a title that started with an S and a title that reflected the “golden rust color of the Duchess’s hair, which the new baby shares.”
The royal family’s official social media page later posted the same image, captioning it: ‘The couple has said, ‘We’re all fine and Wolfie is Sienna’s best big brother.’
Sienna is an Italian name, probably chosen for Edo’s roots, but Elizabeth is a moving tribute to Beatrice’s grandmother the Queen.
Although her mother is a princess, Sienna, the queen’s 12th great-grandchild, will not have a royal title.
Only grandchildren of the monarch through the male line are automatically entitled to HRH’s styling.
This means she will just be Miss Mapelli Mozzi. The Queen could grant a title to her great-grandchild if desired, but it is unlikely to be requested.
The Queen’s granddaughter (pictured with her husband), 33, the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York, gave birth to a baby girl at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital at 11:42 p.m. on Saturday, September 18.
Although Beatrice tends to keep a low profile, she has been seen in London several times this summer, including attending Wimbledon with Edo in July.
Chelsea and Westminster is an NHS hospital but houses Kensington’s private maternity ward, which charges a starting price of £7,450 for a ‘platinum vaginal delivery pack’ and £9,050 for a ‘platinum elective or emergency pack’. The price includes meals and accommodation for the partner and a private room for the first night after delivery.
Buckingham Palace declined to comment on whether Beatrice was admitted to the Kensington Wing. It is understood she has since been fired and has returned to the St James’s Palace apartment she shares with Edo, 38.
The baby is the Queen’s 12th great-grandchild and 11th in line to the throne. Her Majesty is said to be “delighted with the news,” the palace said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Eugenie said she was overjoyed for the couple, writing: ‘Beabea and Edo, congratulations on your new angel. I can’t wait to meet her and I’m so proud of you. We are going to have so much fun watching our children grow up. Love Euge.’