The royal baby has a name: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have revealed the name for their daughter and it is a pretty traditional: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. The Princess Cambridge was born on Saturday (May 2) and was introduced to the world just 10 hours later as Kate Middleton, looking rather good for having just been in labour, cradled her daughter on the steps of the Lindo Wing, St Mary’s hospital in London.
The couple took Charlotte home that night, but it was another two days before we learnt her name. It was announced on Monday via the Kensington Palace Twitter: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 4, 2015
The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 4, 2015
The name is pretty spot on for Kate and William as it ticks both boxes for royal and family tradition. Charlotte has always been a name used by royalty, the last Princess Charlotte in this country was the daughter of George V, the Queen’s aunt and is also the middle-name of Kate’s sister Pippa. Elizabeth is Kate’s middle name as well as her mother Carole, so Charlotte follows in that tradition. It is also seen as a tribute to the current Queen, Charlotte’s great-grandmother and her mother, who was also Elizabeth.
There had been much discussion about whether the couple would go for Diana, in tribute to William’s mum, so it is no surprise the name is one of the three they chose.
While she’s only a few days old, Charlotte is already famous around the world with media reporting the arrival of a new princess on front pages in everywhere from Shanghai to Australia. Don’t expect to see too much more of the royal baby though. The new family of four are expected to travel to their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall on Tuesday where they’ll stay for most of the summer in their newly refurnished 10-bedroom mansion.