Royal Baby Princess Name: Diana, Alice or Charlotte?

Royal Baby Princess Name: Diana, Alice or Charlotte?
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Charlotte, Alice and Diana are the favorite names among UK legal bookmakers. Other favorite include Olivia, Victoria, Elizabeth and Alexandra. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to the royal baby princess on May 2, but palace has yet to announce her name.


Royal baby princess name

The Duke and Duchess will traditionally choose the royal princess’ name from the names of previous kings, queens, princes and princesses within the monarchy, according to the Daily Mail.

The name Charlotte would be the girl version of her grandfather’s name, Charles. George IV named his only daughter Charlotte, while George’s III wife was Queen Charlotte.

The name Alice was the name of Prince Philip’s great-grandmother. Prince Philip’s mother was also named Alice.

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The name Diana will likely be the royal baby princess’ second name, The Daily Mail said.

Royal baby princess, the Princess of Cambridge, quick facts

The Princess of Cambridge was born on May 2, 8:43 a.m., weighing 8 lbs, 3 oz. She is the first princess born into the British Monarchy after 25 years.

The fourth in line, she has all the rights to the throne even if Prince William and Kate have a son as their third child. This has been possible by virtue of the Succession to the Crown Act that states princes no longer take precedence over their sisters.

Royal baby princess’ ivory shawl

The tiny princess of Cambridge was swaddled in an ivory white knitted shawl made by GH Hurt and Son Ltd in Nottingham. The shawl, costing 68 pounds or $100, is called the Elegant Soft Wool Baby Shawl.

“Our warmest congratulations to TRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the safe arrival of their second child, a baby girl. We were so delighted when the Royal couple emerged from St Mary’s Hospital today, with their beautiful daughter, wrapped in one of our traditional hand finished shawls,” said GH Hurt and Son director Gillian Taylor.

Taylor said that Prince George was also swaddled in one of their hand-finished shawls during his birth.

“We were also honoured when Prince George was introduced to the world wrapped in our Super-fine Merino Wool Christening Shawl on the steps of St Mary’s. We feel honoured that William and Kate have chosen to use our shawls and in doing so have continued a tradition for the next generation of royals,” Taylor told the Nottingham Post.

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