The youngest member of the royal family is entitled to a title – and it has nothing to do with her ties to The Firm.
Princess Beatrice gave birth to her daughter on 18 September and while the baby girl’s name has not yet been announced, she will in all likelihood receive a title from her father Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s side of the family.
The 38-year-old real-estate entrepreneur descends from Italian aristocracy.
His father is Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi (70) and, shortly before his son’s 2020 wedding to Beatrice, he told the media Edoardo was the only male descendent taking the family into the next generation.
Traditionally the titles of His or Her Royal Highness are passed down only from the father’s side of the family, regardless of whether their mother is a princess or not.
This explains why the son of Beatrice’s younger sister, Princess Eugenie, does not have a royal title as the 31-year-old is married to a commoner, Jack Brooksbank.
The only way this can change, explains Raising Royalty author and royal historian Carolyn Harris, is if the “queen decides to bestow an earldom on Jack Brooksbank”.
However, neither he nor Mozzi were given earldoms (or peerages) on their respective weddings – the time they are traditionally bestowed.
Since marrying Edoardo, Beatrice’s title has changed somewhat.
Her previous title of Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York (a reference to her parents, the Duke and Duchess of York) has now become Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice, Mrs Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
Sources: people.com, hellomagazine.com