The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
Charlotte is a name with significant royal history as well as to the Middleton family. George IV’s only child was Charlotte, who died in childbirth at 21. George III’s wife was Queen Charlotte, born in 1744.
Charlotte also happens to be the middle name of the Duchess’s sister, Pippa Middleton, and goes back in her family to her paternal great-great-great-grandmother Charlotte Ablett, born in 1825.
Elizabeth and Diana, of course, are a tribute to the new princess’s great-grandmother and grandmother.
The name Elizabeth also has strong connections to the Middleton family: it is the middle name of both the Duchess of Cambridge and her mother Carole, having been passed down from Carole Middleton’s grandmother, Elizabeth Temple.
Among those expressing their delight with the choice of name was the Duke’s uncle, Earl Spencer, who said in a tweet: “Perfect names. My two-year-old Charlotte Diana will be thrilled at cousinly name-sharing.”
Charlotte was one of the names favoured by Britain’s bookies with the odds 6/1.
Another princess who shares the name Charlotte, is Princess Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco who is named after her maternal great-grandmother, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois.
Gifts for baby Princess Charlotte of Cambridge made of the finest wool are being sent from Australia and New Zealand.
Hutt Valley company Stansborough were selected to make New Zealand’s gifts for the newest royal which include a pelt teddy bear and booties, knitted wrap, wool blanket and a beanie made of wool from the rare Stansborough Grey Sheep.
Australia will give a blanket made of Tasmanian merino wool and a $10,000 donation to a Victorian sanctuary for the endangered mountain pygmy possum. The blanket will be embroidered with the Australian floral emblem, the wattle, by the Australian Capital Territory embroiderers’ guild.
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