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Princess Beatrice’s tribute to Sarah Ferguson with Italian name starting with S for daughter Sienna

Princess Beatrice paid tribute to her mother Sarah Ferguson when naming her newborn daughter Sienna Elizabeth, a family friend has claimed.

The Queen’s granddaughter, 33, the oldest daughter of Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York, gave birth to a baby girl weighing 6lbs 2oz at 11.42pm on Saturday 18 September at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, in London.

On Friday, Beatrice and her husband Edo Mapelli Mozzi posted an image of the newborn’s footprints while announcing they had decided to call her Sienna Elizabeth, in a touching tribute to the Queen.

But the Italian name Sienna was chosen in honour of Sarah, a family friend told Hello!, explaining that Beatrice wanted to pick a title beginning with S and one which reflected the ‘golden rust colour 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) while announcing they had decided to call her Sienna Elizabeth, in a touching tribute to the Queen 

A family friend of the couple said: ‘They were looking for an Italian name which started with an S for Sarah, to honour the Duchess. 

‘And also reflected the golden rust colour of both the Duchess’s hair colour and Beatrice’s, which the new baby shares,’ they concluded.

Posting an image of the baby’s footprints on Instagram on Friday, Edoardo wrote: ‘Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi. Our life together has just begun, and I can’t wait to see all the amazing things that await us.

‘Feeling so much love and gratitude for my amazing wife, baby Sienna and Wolfie. These are the days I never want to forget. This week, a friend said to me the sweetest saying….that with every child you grow a whole new heart.’

‘A massive thank you to the Midwife and the amazing team at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.’ 

But the Italian name Sienna was chosen in honour of Sarah (pictured with her family), a family friend told Hello! , explaining that Beatrice wanted to pick a title beginning with S and one which reflected the 'golden rust colour of the Duchess's hair, which the new baby shares'

But the Italian name Sienna was chosen in honour of Sarah (pictured with her family), a family friend told Hello! , explaining that Beatrice wanted to pick a title beginning with S and one which reflected the ‘golden rust colour of the Duchess’s hair, which the new baby shares’

Later, the official royal family social media page posted the same image, with the caption reading: ‘The couple have said, “We are all doing well and Wolfie is the best big brother to Sienna.”‘

Sienna is an Italian name, likely to have been chosen because of Edo’s roots, but Elizabeth is a touching tribute to Beatrice’s grandmother the Queen.  

Although her mother is a princess, Sienna, who is 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 the styling of HRH. 

This means she will be plain Miss Mapelli Mozzi. The Queen could bestow a title on her great-grandchild if desired, but it is unlikely to be asked for. 

The Queen's granddaughter (pictured with her husband), 33, the oldest daughter of Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York, gave birth to a baby girl weighing 6lbs 2oz at 11.42pm on Saturday 18 September at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, in London

The Queen’s granddaughter (pictured with her husband), 33, the oldest daughter of Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York, gave birth to a baby girl weighing 6lbs 2oz at 11.42pm on Saturday 18 September at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, in London

While Beatrice tends to keep a low profile, she has been seen several times out and about in London over the summer, including attending Wimbledon with Edo in July. 

Chelsea and Westminster is an NHS hospital but houses the private Kensington maternity wing, which charges a starting price of £7,450 for a ‘platinum vaginal delivery package’ and £9,050 for a ‘platinum elective or emergency section package’. The price includes meals and accommodation for the partner and a private room for the first night post delivery.   

Buckingham Palace refused to comment on whether Beatrice was admitted to the Kensington Wing. It is understood she has since been discharged and 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 was said to be ‘delighted with the news’, the palace announced in a statement. 

Meanwhile Eugenie said she was over the moon 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’re going to have so much fun watching our children grow up. Love Euge.’

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