Bookmakers William Hill make Elizabeth the favourite name for Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s first child at 5/1. The royal gave birth to her little girl on Saturday, who is 11th in line to the throne and the Queen’s 12th great-grandchild.
William Hill spokesperson Rupert Adams said: “We opened up with Florence at the top of the list at 9/2, but there has been a real move for Princess Beatrice to name her baby girl after the Queen and Elizabeth is now a red-hot favourite.
”Florence has eased out to 6/1 while Elizabeth has halved in price over the last 24 hours, plummeting from 10/1 down to 5/1.
“Arabella, 11/2 from 13/2, has also been subject to a bit of support.”
The choice would be a sweet nod to Beatrice’s grandmother the Queen and would no doubt delight royal fans.
Beatrice already has Elizabeth as one of her own middle names.
Commenting on Twitter, @Wolfiegirl99 said: “We all know Elizabeth and/or Philippa is in there somewhere. The rest is anyone’s guess.”
Another user, @JTB_30, predicted Beatrice could name her daughter after her mother the Duchess of York: “I’m thinking Sarah will be in there somewhere.”
One more Twitter user, @clarescastle, suggested: “Alexandrina Elizabeth Philippa.”
Earlier this year, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry named their daughter Lilibet after the monarch’s childhood nickname.
Ladbrokes has Elizabeth at 7/1 for Beatrice’s royal baby.
The bookmakers’ favourite moniker is currently Arabella at 3/1, followed by Matilda at 4/1 and Florence at 9/2.
Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes said: “Punters are convinced Beatrice and Edo’s little girl will have an Italian inspired name, and the money suggests it’ll be baby Arabella.”
Buckingham Palace announced the arrival of Beatrice’s daughter on Monday.
The palace said in a statement: “Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their daughter on Saturday 18th September 2021, at 23.42, at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.
“The baby weighs 6lb and 2oz.
“The new baby’s grandparents and great-grandparents have all been informed and are delighted with the news.
“The family would like to thank all the staff at the hospital for their wonderful care.
“Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well, and the couple are looking forward to introducing their daughter to her big brother Christopher Woolf.”
Beatrice is already stepmother to Mr Mapelli Mozzi’s young son “Wolfie”, from his previous relationship with ex-fiancee Dara Huang.
And her younger sister Princess Eugenie had a baby boy, August, in February.
The sisters will be delighted to have their children so close together in age and to share the experience of being first-time mothers.
Beatrice and Mr Mapelli Mozzi tied the knot in a secret lockdown wedding in July 2020.
The Princess is understood to have already left hospital with her newborn.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK