- Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi was born on September 18, 2021, in London
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Today, Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo will celebrate the second birthday of their daughter Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi.
Weighing 6lbs 2oz at 11.42pm, she arrived on September 18, 2021, at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.
Sienna is a name with Italian origins, perhaps chosen because of Edo’s roots.
Meaning ‘orange red’, it could also refer to the Duchess of York’s fiery hair.
Beatrice, who had a close relationship with Queen Elizabeth, decided to honour her grandmother by including Elizabeth in Sienna’s name.
Although Beatrice is a princess, her daughter Sienna, who is the late Queen’s 12th great-grandchild, does not have a royal title.
Only grandchildren of the monarch through the male line are automatically entitled to the styling of HRH. King Charles could bestow a title on his great-niece if desired, but it is unlikely to be asked for.
Sienna is currently placed in tenth position in the royal line of succession, under her mother Princess Beatrice.
The change meant that Beatrice’s younger sister Princess Eugenie moves down to eleventh in line.
Though, while she does not have any royal titles but she will receive a title through her father’s family as Sienna has other nobility in her blood.
Her father, Edo, is descended from Italian aristocracy and will inherit the family’s seat, the 18th-century Villa Mapelli Mozzi palace in northern Italy.
This makes Beatrice and Sienna Italian ‘Contessas’ and ‘Nobile Donna’. Such titles are not officially recognised in Italy anymore. They can still, however, be used as a sign of respect.
When the couple announced Sienna’s name in October 2021, Edoardo shared a print of their daughter’s feet and wrote: ‘Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi. Our life together has just begun, and I can’t wait to see all the amazing things that await us.
‘Feeling so much love and gratitude for my amazing wife, baby Sienna and [her half-brother] Wolfie. These are the days I never want to forget. This week, a friend said to me the sweetest saying…. that with every child you grow a whole new heart.’
Later, the official royal family social media page posted the same image, with the caption reading: ‘The couple have said, ‘We are all doing well and Wolfie is the best big brother to Sienna.’
Sienna was the fourth great-grandchild of the Queen to be born in 2021, following the arrival of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s son August in February, Zara and Mike Tindall’s son Lucas in March and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter Lilibet in June.
Sienna was christened on April 29, 2022, at the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace. It was revealed by Hello in May that nutritionist Gabriela Peacock is one of the young royal’s godparents – with Beatrice also being godmother to her daughter, Iris.
Though the couple have not yet shared any facial pictures of baby Sienna, Princess Eugenie shared the first glimpse of her niece in a photo celebrating Earth Day.
The mother and aunt revealed that Sienna and her cousin August ‘love going to the London Zoo’ in a photo of the pair watching the penguins .
In the picture, she appeared to have a thick head of strawberry blonde hair.
After marrying Edo in an intimate July 2020 wedding, the couple welcomed Sienna just over a year later in September 2021.
He is the son of former Olympic skier Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi and Nikki Shale. He had been a friend of the York children for some time before getting engaged to Beatrice.
Known as Edo to friends, he helped mend Beatrice’s broken heart following her split from Dave Clark in 2016 after ten years together.
He was educated at Radley school in Oxfordshire before studying for a Master’s in politics at Edinburgh.
He already has a five-year-old son Christopher Woolf, known as Wolfie, with ex-fiancé Dara Huang. American architect Dara remains on good terms with her ex and his new wife and Beatrice is a hands on stepmother.
Edo stands to inherit his father’s glamorous palazzo, Villa Mapelli Mozzi, near Milan.