The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, the palace has confirmed.
“The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.”
The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 4, 2015
When asked what the name meant, a Kensington Palace official said, “We’ll let the names speak for themselves.”
The name includes a tip to Princess Diana, Prince William’s mother Diana who died in a 1997 car wreck, and Queen Elizabeth.
Charlotte likely comes from Pippa Middleton, Kate’s younger sister, whose middle name is Charlotte. Charlotte was one of high contenders for guesses of the royal baby’s name, along with Alice, Alexandra and Victoria. (RELATED: Happy Birthday, Kate Middleton! 8 Times She Was Blown Away [SLIDESHOW])
The second royal baby was born Saturday morning, weighing eight pounds and three ounces.
Charlotte joins the line of procession behind her grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William and brother Prince George, who is almost two years old. (RELATED: Kate Middleton Gives Birth To Royal Baby Number Two)