The daughter of Prince William and Princess Kate is named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
Princess Charlotte who was born on Saturday at London’s St Mary’s Hospital, will be officially known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, according to a statement by Kensington Palace.
The royal princess is fourth in line to the throne – after her grandfather, Prince Charles, her father, Prince Williams and her brother, Prince George.
Her first name Charlotte, the feminine form of Charles, is likely a tribute to her paternal grandfather Charles, Prince of Wales.
Meanwhile her middle names are an obvious reference to her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, the current queen, and her paternal grandmother, Princess Diana, who died on 31 August 1997.
According to BBC, Prince William confessed that as he grows older, his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, has become an important part of his life.
He also included his mother’s name to honour his daughter but he wouldn’t want to “burden” her with Diana as a first name.
|Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
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The names also associates with many names from the royalties where Charles is also the name of the former two kings, and Elizabeth is also the name of the Queen’s mother, Kate’s middle name, and also her mother, Carole Middleton’s middle name.
But according to royal historian Hugo Vickers, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may simply choose the name based on taste rather than history.
“I don’t think she is burdened by any history associated with it and to be honest I think they just chose the name because they liked it, which is what they do and what we respect about them. We historians can always find someone called Charlotte but I think basically they just liked the name.”