Whatever Queen Elizabeth says, goes!
In 1988, Sarah Ferguson and ex-husband Prince Andrew welcomed their first child, Princess Beatrice — but according to a report, the parents actually had a different name in mind.
Next on Sarah and Andrew's name list was "Victoria," but the matriarch was displeased with that choice as well. It reportedly took 11 days for the family to settle on "Beatrice," which was chosen by the Queen herself.
Fast-forward to 2021, when Beatrice will get to choose a name she's happy with when she gives birth to her and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's own baby this fall.
While the royal family stated that they were "delighted" by the pregnancy news, no one seemed quite as excited as her younger sister, Princess Eugenie, who's also a new mom.
"It's World Bee Day!! 🐝🐝 A day to celebrate nature's most badass little friend with their black and yellow stripes ... But our furry little friends have to share today with my big sis Bea (🐝)who's got a little one on the way," Eugenie wrote on Instagram to congratulate her sister. "Beabea and Edo huge congratulations on your news - can't wait to meet the little one 🥳🥳 #worldbeeday #savethebees."
As soon as Buckingham Palace announced Beatrice's baby joy, betting sites began wondering what she would name her tot.
In May, the odds on MyBettingsites revealed that the odds were 8/1 of Beatrice naming a baby boy after her late great-grandfather, Prince Philip. If she has a girl, the odds are 8/1 that she'll name her daughter after her mother, Sarah.
"Beatrice and Edo’s pregnancy announcement is the fantastic news that royal fans have been desperate to hear ever since the couple’s wedding," a spokesman for MyBettingSites stated. "The latest betting suggests the baby will be born in October 2021 and if the odds are anything to go by, royal fans are convinced the couple is set to welcome a little baby boy."