Princess Beatrice’s baby will inherit a unique title while Princess Eugenie’s will not
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There are three distinct reasons why the children won’t share titles. One reason is that royal titles are only passed down through the male line, meaning Eugenie’s husband Jack Brooksbank, who doesn’t have a title, cannot pass one onto August.
In Beatrice’s case, though the gender is not yet known, the baby will be granted a title upon birth due to her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
He is an Italian count, meaning their children will be granted the title of count or nobile donna, depending on whether they are a boy or girl.
Princess Beatrice, 32, gained the title of Italian countess when she married Mr Mapelli Mozzi, 38, ten months ago.
However, the titles are no longer recognised by the Italian government. They are courtesy titles which are rarely used.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Mr Mozzi’s father, Count Allessandro Mapelli Mozzi, said: “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.”
Additionally, under a historic piece of royal law, none of the Queen’s great-grandchildren are granted a prince/princess or HRH style title.
King George V created a Letters Patent in 1917, outlining which titles would be granted to royals at birth.
Only the grandchildren of the presiding monarch are able to receive royal titles while their great-grandchildren do not.
Speaking previously to Express.co.uk, Constitutional expert Iain MacMarthanne, said: “Setting all other considerations or concerns aside, the matter of who enjoys the style ‘HRH’ and the title ‘Princess’ and ‘Prince’ is clear cut and determined by Letters Patent issued by George V in 1917.
“Under the terms of these Letters Patent any great-grandchildren of the sovereign, would not automatically enjoy either style or title as they fall out with the established criteria.”
On Wednesday, Buckingham Palace announced Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, were expecting a baby later this year.
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In a statement, the Palace said: “Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in autumn of this year.
“The Queen has been informed and both families are delighted with the news.”
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