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Queen Elizabeth II Vetoed Princess Beatrice's Original Name And Prince Andrew And Sarah Ferguson Had To Change It, Reports Claim

Date September 19, 2019 21:18

The Queen's approval is very important for the members of the Royal Family. If something goes against Her Majesty's opinion or will, it can be a real problem.

Although Queen Elizabeth II changed a lot of things for the royal family, some stories are still being hidden from the public eye. One of such stories is linked to Princess Beatrice.

Queen Elizabeth II Vetoed Princess Beatrice's Original Name And Prince Andrew And Sarah Ferguson Had To Change It, Reports ClaimGetty Images / Ideal Image

Name for Princess Beatrice

In the information retrieved from Mirror, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson wanted a completely different name for their firstborn. However, they had to change their minds after the Queen vetoed the name.

The topic of royal names is as important as any other aspect of the British monarchy and therefore, Her Majesty did not approve the name 'Annabel' as it seemed to be too "yuppie".

Then it took two full weeks for the Duke and Duchess of York to announce their older daughter's name. Since the Queen reportedly disliked the name 'Annabel' offered by Andrew and Fergie, she suggested the name Beatrice. It also was the Queen Victoria's youngest daughter.

Queen Elizabeth II Vetoed Princess Beatrice's Original Name And Prince Andrew And Sarah Ferguson Had To Change It, Reports ClaimGetty Images / Ideal Image

Beatrice's full name is Beatrice Elizabeth Mary, with her middle names paying tribute to her grandmother and great-grandmother.

Did you know that royal baby names cannot be announced directly after birth? This tradition is important for the royal family. For instance, Queen Elizabeth II waited for a month to announce his eldest son's name!

Prince Charles was first introduced with the full title and name only four weeks after his baby was born.

Queen Elizabeth II Vetoed Princess Beatrice's Original Name And Prince Andrew And Sarah Ferguson Had To Change It, Reports ClaimGetty Images / Ideal Image

However, Prince Harry was really unique — his name was announced less than 24 hours after he was born and it took a full week for Prince Charles and Princess Diana to announce Prince William's name.

And what about little Archie? His name was announced two days after his birth. So sometimes even royal traditions change.

The royal family is still full of secrets and the question, "What is actually going on within the Royal Family?" will never be answered.