Royal Baby Name Announced : Kate, William Name Their Girl Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

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 It is here -- and it is amazing! After much ado, Kate Middleton and William have at last disclosed the name of their baby girl. Kensington Palace announced on Monday, May 4, the little girl is named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

The royal name, which includes a nod to Prince William's late mom Princess Diana, was confirmed in a release. "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to announce they have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana" the statement reads. Charlotte was clearly one of the early favorites for the infant's name, mentioned alongside Alice, Victoria, and Alexandra. "The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

The diligently selected moniker contains many ties to the happy couple's families. In addition to the Princess Di homage, the name also contains Elizabeth, which is the name of the infant 's paternal great grandmother (a heritage British royal name), in addition to the middle name the princess' maternal grandmother, Carole Middleton. The Duchess' sister Pippa has the middle name of Charlotte, which is also the name of the Duke's cousin, Lady Charlotte, and the feminine version of Charles, Prince of Wales

When asked why these names were chosen, a Kensington Palace aide told us, "We'll allow the names speak for themselves

After just two hours in labour, the Duchess of Cambridge, 33, gave birth to Her Royal Highness, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, on Saturday, May 2. She arrived at St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London at 8:34 am.. and weighed in at 8 lbs, and 3 oz
As previously reported, the royal couple shared "a private minute " with their bundle of joy before William, 32, headed back home to get Prince George. Just 20 minutes later, the adorable 21-month-old son was introduced to his baby sister for the very first time


The family of 4 are now taking some time out of the spotlight to relish some quiet time together. It's rumored that the next time the princess will be seen will be at her christening in early fall.