‘Nod to special town’ was Beatrice’s baby name, and it ‘might have made royal history.’
Princess Beatrice has revealed the name of her baby, Sienna Elizabeth, and one royal fan speculated that it may be a reference to an Italian town that was close to being the couple’s wedding location.
A royal enthusiast claims to have discovered the explanation behind Princess Beatrice’s choice of the name Sienna for her new daughter.
Beatrice, who is the daughter of Sarah Ferguson, Prince Andrew’s ex-wife, gave birth to her first child, Sienna Elizabeth, in mid-September.
The couple, who are married to Italian Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, have only published an image of the baby’s footprints so far, though experts believe the first official photos of the new royal baby will be released at her baptism in the coming months.
With ‘Elizabeth’ clearly a nod to the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, royal aficionados have delved deeper into the meaning behind the choice of Sienna as a first name.
On the Royally Obsessed podcast, Roberta Fiorito noted, “I did a lot of sleuthing on this name because I was like, ‘Sienna, there’s a town in Italy, he’s Italian, but there’s got to be more than that.”
“And, get this, Siena, Italy, was rumored to be the location of their original wedding, which would have defied convention by holding a royal wedding outside of the United Kingdom.”
“However, in August 2019, Sarah Ferguson was scouting wedding venues, which I believe was before they ever announced their engagement.”
“She had scouted out this stunning villa in Siena, Italy, which I believe they chose because their original wedding was meant to take place there.”
“Supposedly, they wanted a ‘S’ name to honour Sarah, Beatrice’s mother,” Roberta said, “and they wanted a ‘S’ name to honor Fergie’s influence.”
“But, according to a source, Sienna is also a red, burned orange color, so I think that’s a compliment to Fergie and Beatrice’s hair.”
Other critics have expressed concerns that if Sienna is christened in front of the Queen and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s baby Lilibet are left out, it will be seen as a royal snub for the Sussexes.
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