- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 5:42AM
In a touching tribute, the little girl, who was born on Saturday, has been named in honour of her grandfather, her grandmother and her great-grandmother.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. She will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
Kate and William revealed the name of the newborn princess on Twitter early this morning, ending the frenzy of speculation and betting.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had wanted to inform the Queen personally before making the announcement.
A princess called Charlotte - a name that is French in origin - is a nod to her grandfather, the Prince of Wales, Charles.
William has spoken of his deep respect for his father and the amount of time the prince commits to his charitable work. "I just really hold him in great admiration," the Duke has said.
The Prince of Wales strove to protect William and Prince Harry following the death of their mother Diana Princess of Wales and backed them as they have worked to honour her memory through their charitable connections.
They, in turn, accepted and supported him when he married Camilla Parker Bowles, now the Duchess of Cornwall.
William is protective of his father, defending him against criticism he has often faced. Naming his daughter after the prince will be seen as a clear public demonstration of his love of Charles.
The princess' middle names honour two women in William's life whom he greatly admires- his grandmother Queen Elizabeth and his late mother Diana.
Many thought it likely that William and Kate would use the name Diana, though it has probably been used as one of the baby's middle names to avoid comparisons with her late grandmother.
Source: NZ Herald