She drew all eyes. Discreet since the announcement of her pregnancy last May, Princess Beatrice is not the type to multiply the appearances to show her baby bump and thus make the front page of the tabloids. However, while Thursday July 8 she attended the match between Ashleigh Barty and Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon, the granddaughter of Elizabeth II could not avoid revealing her rounded belly, molded in a white dress with black polka dots . Very elegant and discreet, it is in the Royal Box on the central court that the 32-year-old princess settled down with her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, whom she married in July 2020 in a small committee, global pandemic and health restrictions obliges.
A first child who is eagerly awaited for the couple, who like all the royal children and great-grandchildren of Elizabeth II, of which this baby will be the twelfth, is the subject of bookmakers’ bets to know his gender, but also his first name. And a recent appearance by Beatrice of York has reignited speculation that leans towards … A girl. And this because of the stuffed animal of a pink rabbit, bought by the princess last June during a shopping spree with her husband. One way perhaps to cover his tracks, or just was it a gift bought for the birth of Lilibet Diana, the daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who was born on June 4.
What name for Princess Beatrice’s baby?
While Princess Beatrice’s delivery is scheduled for next fall, many are already speculating on the first name that will be given to this royal baby. At the top of the list for male first names, Philip, who would be nothing but a tribute to Prince Philip, who died last April, or Arthur, Albert, James or even Edward. For a girl, bookmakers are more inclined towards Sarah, in tribute to Sarah Ferguson, the mother of Princess Beatrice, or Alice and Victoria. Italian names have also been mentioned in homage to the origins of Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, such as Marco, Anna or Alessandro.
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi © Agency