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We Finally Know the Royal Baby’s Name!

Everything about the latest royal baby’s arrival was quick. From Kate’s length of labor to the short time it took for the baby girl to be introduced on the steps of the hospital on Saturday, the details poured in quite rapidly. One exception? Kate and Wills left us waiting two excruciatingly long days to discover their newest addition’s name. At long last, the wait is over with Kensington Palace announcing that the little princess’s name is…

Charlotte Elizabeth Diana!

And with every royal birth comes the bestowment of an official title. She will formally be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. So regal!

While many believed that the Duke and Duchess would name their little girl after William’s mother, Diana, they were only partially right. Charlotte is a historically rich name, though, that has been passed down through years of English royal history. Elizabeth, of course, is a salute to William’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. It also happens to be the middle name shared by both Kate and her mother Carole Middleton.

Are you surprised that the royal pair didn’t choose Diana as the princess’s first name or are you too obsessed with the name Charlotte to care? 

Erin was previously the Entertainment Editor of Her Campus. She graduated from Belmont University in 2015, where she studied English and Elementary Education. Before joining the team full-time, she was a national contributing blogger, viral content writer and editorial intern at HC. In addition to her work for Her Campus, Erin was formerly an editorial assistant at Nfocus Magazine and has been published by HelloGiggles and Man Repeller. In her free time, you can find Erin falling for yet another TV boyfriend (her long list of ex-lovers includes Nathan Scott, Chuck Bass and Pacey Witter, to name a few), reading chick lit and/or celeb memoirs and hanging with her puppy/soulmate, Cooper.
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