Princess Beatrice's original name was 'vetoed by the queen'

It's usual for royals to wait a couple of days before announcing their baby's name, but it took nearly two weeks for the Duke and Duchess of York to confirm their choice with eldest daughter Princess Beatrice.

A report from Associated Press at the time in August 1988, said that Annabel had been the favourite among bookmakers after Prince Andrew had been quoted saying that that would be the name if they had a girl.

But The Sun reported that the Queen, who must approve royal baby names, vetoed the name as she thought it was too "yuppie."

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Princess Beatrice and boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi together
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Princess Beatrice and boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi together
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice attend the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Princess Beatrice of York (L) and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi seen on a night out at 34 restaurant on April 15, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Princess Beatrice of York (R) and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi seen on a night out at 34 restaurant on April 15, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Princess Beatrice of York (L) and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi seen on a night out at 34 restaurant on April 15, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 28: Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice seen on a night out leaving Annabel's on March 28, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend The Portrait Gala 2019 hosted by Dr Nicholas Cullinan and Edward Enninful to raise funds for the National Portrait Gallery's 'Inspiring People' project at the National Portrait Gallery on March 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 28: Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice seen on a night out leaving Annabel's on March 28, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend The Portrait Gala 2019 hosted by Dr Nicholas Cullinan and Edward Enninful to raise funds for the National Portrait Gallery's 'Inspiring People' project at the National Portrait Gallery on March 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the Portrait Gala 2019 at the National Portrait Gallery on March 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the Portrait Gala 2019 at the National Portrait Gallery on March 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
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It is a Latin/French name which means grace and beauty, but it's also the name of a Mayfair club, which the royals are often spotted at.

This may have caused the delay in Andrew and Sarah announcing their baby's name, as they thought of an alternative to Annabel.

Victoria, Elizabeth and Charlotte were also among the frontrunners, but it's thought that Her Majesty suggested Beatrice, after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's youngest child.

The Sun reported at the time, that the name was royal enough for the queen but unusual enough to please Sarah.

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Sarah 'Fergie' Ferguson' at Princess Eugenie's wedding
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Sarah 'Fergie' Ferguson' at Princess Eugenie's wedding
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Sarah, Duchess of York arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Sarah, Duchess of York (L) and Britain's Princess Beatrice of York (R) arrive to attend the wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by TOBY MELVILLE / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Sarah, Duchess of York arrive to attend the wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by TOBY MELVILLE / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Sarah, Duchess of York (L) and Britain's Princess Beatrice of York (R) arrive to attend the wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by TOBY MELVILLE / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Princess Beatrice and her mother Sarah, Duchess of York arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Victoria Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Princess Beatrice and her mother Sarah, Duchess of York arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Sarah Ferguson greets member of the public as she arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Andrew Matthews - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Sarah Ferguson, Princess Beatrice of York and Peter Phillips take their seats ahead of the wedding of York down the aisle at the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Sarah, Duchess of York (L) and Princess Beatrice arrive ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Sarah Ferguson arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Andrew Matthews - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Sarah Ferguson arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Princess Beatrice of York and her mother Sarah Ferguson (R) arrive in their car to the Royal wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Sarah, Duchess of York, mother of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York, arrives to attend the wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Sarah, Duchess of York, mother of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York, arrives to attend the wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Sarah, Duchess of York, mother of Princess Eugenie of York, arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Adrian Dennis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Sarah, Duchess of York, mother of Princess Eugenie of York, arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Adrian Dennis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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The bookies however, didn't see it coming and it came as a surprise to everybody when the name was finally announced.

Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary will celebrate her 31st birthday on August 4.

Born in 1988 at The Portland Hospital in London, she is currently ninth in line to the throne. Her younger sister Princess Eugenie was born in 1990.

Beatrice works full-time in business and splits her time between London and New York.

She is currently dating property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and according to reports, he has moved in with the royal at St James's Palace.

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Princess Beatrice's childhood in photos
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 20: The Duchess Of York (sarah Ferguson) And Prince Andrew At The Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, For Princess Beatrice's Christening. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 20: Christening Of Princess Beatrice Of York At The Chapel Royal, St James Palace, London (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
One of the first official photographs of the Duke and Duchess of York at Balmoral with their two-week-old daughter, the Royal Highness the Princess Beatrice of York, taken by the Duke himself. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
THURSO, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 11: Sarah, Duchess of York, with Princess Beatrice board The Royal Yacht Britannia, at Scrabster Harbour, after a visit to The Queen Mother, at The Castle of Mey, on August 11, 1989 in Thurso, Scotland. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: Sarah Duchess Of York With Her Daughter Princess Beatrice In Portsmouth At The Start Of The Royal Annual Holiday (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 4: Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, the Duchess of York, with Princess Beatrice depart Portsmouth on The Royal Yacht Britannia for the traditional Western Isle's Cruise, before arriving at Balmoral, for the annual Royal Summer Holidays, on August 4, 1989 in Portsmouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 15: Diana, Princess of Wales looks sad as she talks with the Duchess of Kent on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Battle of Britain Commemorations, They are joined by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Prince Harry and Princess Beatrice (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
THURSO, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 12: Sarah, Duchess of York, with Princess Beatrice after disembarking the Royal Yacht Britannia, at Scrabster Harbour, to visit The Queen Mother, at The Castle of Mey, on August 12, 1990 in Thurso, Scotland. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Duchess Of York And Princess Beatrice At The Windsor Horse Show. . (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Duchess Of York And Princess Beatrice At The Windsor Horse Show. . (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Duke & Duchess Of York And Princess Beatrice At The Windsor Horse Show. . (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York with their daughter Princess Beatrice of York at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, 12th May 1990. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 12: Princess Beatrice Sitting On Her Father's, Prince Andrew's, Shoulders While At The Windsor Horse Show. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 28: Nanny Alison Wardley takes Princess Beatrice to visit her new sister Eugenie and her mother Sarah, Duchess of York, at The Portland Hospital on March 28, 1990 in London, England. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 22: Princess Beatrice, with her nanny Alison Wardley on a Skiing holiday in Klosters, Switzerland, on January 22 1990, in Klosters, Switzerland. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, 1990. (Photo by John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM SEPTEMBER 11: Princess Beatrice attends her first day at Upton House School, in Windsor, Berkshire. on September 11, 1991, in Windsor, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Duchess of York, with Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, arriving at Corpach, near Fort William, where they boarded the Royal barge, to join 'Britannia'. (Photo by Chris Bacon - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 09: Princess Beatrice At The Royal Berkshire Polo Club. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 16: The Duchess Of York And Princess Beatrice Attending Polo Day In Add Of The Gulf Trust At Windsor (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 16: Princess Beatrice Playing With Friends During A Fund Raising Polo Match In Aid Of The Gulf Trust (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
The Duchess of York with her daughter Princess Beatrice on her shoulders, at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. (Photo by Michael Stephens - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 10: The Queen With Princess Beatrice Age Nearly 3 At Royal Windsor Horse Show. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 14: The Duchess Of York (sarah Ferguson) With Her Daughter, Princess Beatrice, On Holiday In Klosters. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - DECEMBER 30: Princess Beatrice Skiing On Holiday In Klosters, Switzerland (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
The Duchess of York arrives at Zurich airport, Switzerland, with her daughters Princess beatrice (r) and Princess Eugenie. they are expected to stay with other members of their family for a skiing holiday in the exclusive Alpine resort of Klosters. (Photo by Martin Keene - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 18: The Duchess Of York (sarah Ferguson) Collecting Her Daughter, Princess Beatrice, From Upton House School. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
The Duchess of York , Sarah Ferguson, taking her daughters Princess Eugenie (left) and Beatrice to Upton House school, in Windsor. It is Eugenie's first day at the school, while Beatrice has been a pupil there for two years. (Photo by Tim Ockenden - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 15: Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie at The Royal Windsor Horse Show, on May 15, 1992 in Windsor, United Kingdom . (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Duchess of York and her daughters, Princess Beatrice (left) and Princess Eugenie, return to their home at Sunninghill Park on Friday morning after returning to England from a holiday in South-East Asia. (Photo by Martin Keene - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of York with her daughters Beatrice and Eugenie at Planet Hollywood in London, 21st December 1993. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Prince Andrews daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie arrive at Sandringham parish church Saturday 25 December 1999 for their traditional Christmas Day service. The Queen and 99-year-old Queen Mother will lead the Royals in worship at St Mary Magdalen Church in the grounds of the Royal Norfolk estate. PA photo/News of the World ROTA by Paul Ashton. See PA story ROYAL Christmas. (Photo by Paul Ashton - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 23: Princess Beatrice Giggling At Upton House School Sports Day In Windsor. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 14: Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie at The Royal Windsor Horse Show on May 14, 1993 in Windsor, United Kingdom . (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
PRINCESS BEATRICE AND PRINCESS EUGENIE LOOK EXCITED AFTER BEING BRIDEMAIDS AT THE WEDDING OF FORMER NANNY ALISON WARDLEY TO ROYAL BODYGUARD BEN DADY. (Photo by Malcolm Croft - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
PRINCESS BEATRICE, OLDER DAUGHTER OF THE DUCHESS OF YORK, CARRIES HER SKIS AND POLES AS SHE LEAVES THE CHALET IN THE EXCLUSIVE SWISS RESORT OF KLOSTERS WHERE SHE IS STAYING WITH HER MOTHER AND SISTER, PRINCESS EUGENIE, FOR THEIR TRADITIONAL WINTER BREAK. (Photo by Martin Keene - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
RICHMOND, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 19: The Duchess Of York With Princess Beatrice And Princess Eugenie At The Richmond Theatre To See A Production Of 'peter Pan' (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
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