Princess Beatrice's newborn will have an official royal title, here's why

Of all the royal babies that were born this year, only one has received an official title and it's not from the British royal family.

Princess Beatrice
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Princess Beatrice

The royal family welcomed quite a few young’uns this year, with Princess Eugiene giving birth to baby boy August in February, then Meghan Markle to Lilibet Diana in June, and now Princess Beatrice with her firstborn child.

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Of the three children, only one has inherited a lavish royal title and it’s Princess Beatrice’s baby girl.

Nobile Donna

The newborn, whose name has not been publicly revealed, has not gotten her title from the British royal family. Instead, she’s been given one from her dad’s side of the family. Princess Beatrice’s husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, is an Italian count from the royal House of Savoy, making Princess Beatrice a countess, and their title will be passed down to their children as well. This was confirmed by Mozzi’s father, Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi, who told Daily Mail:

Edoardo is the only male descendent taking the family into the next generation.
He is a count — his wife will be a countess automatically and any of their children will be counts or nobile donna.

This means that Princess Beatrice’s baby will be a ‘Contessa’ or ‘Nobile Donna.’

Succession of the British throne

Although the baby has not been given a title from the British monarchy, she is still 11th in line for the throne, following her mother. As of now the succession stands as follows:

  1. Prince Charles
  2. Prince William
  3. Prince George
  4. Princess Charlotte
  5. Prince Louis
  6. Prince Harry
  7. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
  8. Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor
  9. Prince Andrew
  10. Princess Beatrice
  11. Princess Beatrice’s daughter
  12. Princess Eugenie
  13. August Philip Hawke Brooksbank

The reason why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children do not have titles themselves is because of a royal decree issued by King George V that limits the use of titles, prince and princess, to the children of monarch (Queen Elizabeth II), the children of her sons', and the eldest living son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales—Prince George.

According to Voa News, in 2012, the Queen amended the rules so that all of Prince William's children would be princes and princesses.

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