Beatrice, Charlotte And Louise, when naming their children, members of the royal family like to stick to tradition and often times choose to name someone in honour of another family member of a past ancestor.
At the moment for female members of the royal family, there is one name that gets repeated over and over again. In honour of the current Queen, every couple in the monarch’s immediate family has chosen to give one of their children the middle name Elizabeth, starting with Her Majesty’s own daughter Princess Anne.
Anne’s full name is Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise. Her daughters’ full name is Zara Anne Elizabeth Tindall. Continuing with the tradition, Zara and her husband Mike Tindall’s second daughter was named Lena Elizabeth.
Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, their firstborn daughter are Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary. Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex also jumped on the naming train, naming their daughter Lady Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary.
Peter Phillips, the Queen’s grandson, and his wife Autumn also opted to name their second daughter Isla Elizabeth, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s daughter also having Elizabeth in her name, her full name is Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
If you see any female member of the royal family which is closely related to the Queen, you can be certain that they probably have Elizabeth in their name somewhere.
The Queen’s full name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, which itself is a way of honouring her grandmother Queen Mary of Teck and her great-grandmother Alexandra of Denmark, who was Edward VII’s Queen consort.
Usually, the parents of a newborn royal will reveal the name of the baby a couple of days after the birth, however that isn’t always the case. Back when Princess Beatrice was born, the Duke and Duchess of York did not confirm her name until two weeks have passed since her birth in 1988.
In the past, the monarch would have to give their approval for the name of any royal baby. This is no longer the case, however, members of the royal family first reveal the name of the baby to her out of respect, before announcing it to the public.