Princess Beatrice takes leaf of Harry and Meghan's book

Princess Beatrice followed Harry and Meghan baby trend when picking daughter’s name

PRINCESS BEATRICE and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, followed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by honouring Queen Elizabeth II when naming their daughter.

Sienna’s first name comes from the city of Siena, in Tuscany, and is a direct link to her father’s Italian roots.

It appears Beatrice and Edoardo have taken a leaf out of Harry and Meghan’s book by paying homage to Queen Elizabeth II.

The baby’s second name is a clear reminder of her ties with the Royal Family and pays homage to the Queen.

Back in June, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

She was named after the Queen’s family nickname and also Harry’s mother Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in 1997.

Announcing the birth of their daughter, Harry and Meghan said in a statement: “It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world.

“Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11.40am in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA.

“Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet.

“Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honour her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.

“This is the second child for the couple, who also have a two-year-old son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

“The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family.”

However, Harry and Meghan faced backlash after reports claimed the couple did not ask permission from the Queen to use the name for their daughter.

In June, the couple launched a legal battle against the BBC following the reports.

The Sussexes’ lawyers called the BBC article “false and defamatory


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Image: Getty)

The statement said: “The Duke spoke with his family in advance of the announcement, in fact his grandmother was the first family member he called.

“During that conversation, he shared their hope of naming their daughter Lilibet in her honour.

“Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name.”

Beatrice’s daughter is the fourth baby to be born in 2021 with two of her cousins and her sister welcoming new children this year.

Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie (Image: Getty)

Eugenie’s son, August Philip Brooksbank, was the first baby to be born into the Royal Family in 2021.

He was named after the late Duke of Edinburgh in a touching tribute.

Zara Tindall was the second royal to give birth in March, welcoming a son named Lucas.

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the daughter and second child of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was born on June 4.


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