A royal fan has claimed that they might have found the reasoning behind Princess Beatrice’s decision to name her new baby Sienna.
Beatrice, who is the daughter of Sarah Ferguson, the ex-wife of Prince Andrew, gave birth to her first child in mid-September and named her named Sienna Elizabeth.
Married to her Italian husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, the couple have only released an image of the baby’s footprints so far, though experts have speculated the first official photos of the new royal baby may be released at her christening in the coming months.
Now, with ‘Elizabeth’ an obvious tribute to the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, royal fans have dug further into the meaning behind the decision to choose a first name of Sienna.
“I did a lot of sleuthing on this name because I was like ‘Sienna, that’s a town in Italy, he’s Italian, but there’s got to be more than that,” Roberta Fiorito explained on the Royally Obsessed podcast.
“And, get this, Siena the Italian town, is supposedly where they were going to be having their wedding, their original wedding, which would have broken such tradition by having a royal wedding not in the UK.
“But Sarah Ferguson was sleuthing out wedding venues in August 2019, which I think was before they even announced their engagement.
“She had sleuthed out this gorgeous villa in Siena, Italy, which I kind of think that may be way they picked it because their original wedding was supposed to be there.”
The name, Roberta continued, also paid tribute to Fergie’s influence, noting: “Supposedly, they wanted an ‘S’ name to honour Sarah, Beatrice’s mother.
“But also Sienna is a red, burnt orange colour, so I guess that’s a tribute to Fergie and Beatrice’s hair – according to a source.”
This comes as other commentators have expressed fears that were Sienna to receive a royal christening in front of the Queen and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s daughter Lilibet to miss out, this might be perceived as a royal snub for the Sussexes.
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