Princess Beatrice Getting a Title After Her Royal Wedding: Why Her Sister Eugenie Didn't
When Princess Beatrice walks down the aisle and marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in May, she'll be adding a new title to her name! Here's why she gets one and what it is...
Princess Beatrice will not only be adding a husband and stepson to her family after she's married in May... she'll also be adding a title to her name! According to People, because Beatrice is marrying Italian financier Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, who descends from Italian aristocracy, she will be receiving the Italian honorifics of "Contessa" and "Nobile Donna", or "noblewoman".
"Edoardo is the only male descendent taking the family into the next generation," Edoardo's father, Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi, explained to The Daily Mail. "He is a count — his wife will be a countess automatically and any of their children will be counts or nobile donna". Alessandro says of his son that he's "never seen him so happy", adding that Edoardo and Beatrice are "very suited to each other".
Beatrice's sister Eugenie styled her name after her wedding
Princess Beatrice's sister, Princess Eugenie, wasn't given a new title after marrying Jack Brooksbank in 2018 since Brooksbank was not of noble descent. However, Eugenie did add a bit of flair to her name by choosing to stylize it in a way that incorporated her husband! Since her wedding, Eugenie has been writing her name as "Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Jack Brooksbank".
Back in 2016, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie's father, Prince Andrew, denied reports that his daughters would be required to take men with titles as their husbands. Instead, he said that he simply desired for Beatrice and Eugenie to be considered as "modern, working young women who happen to be members of the royal family".