Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana - Royal baby named

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge shows her newly-born daughter, her second child with Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, to the media outside St Mary's Hospital in London, May 2, 2015. The baby has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Photo: AFP/BEN STANSALL

LONDON - The newest member of Britain's royal family, a daughter born to Prince William and his wife Kate, has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.



The birth of the Royal princess was marked on Monday afternoon by gun salutes across London, with 41 volleys fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery as Big Ben chimed 2pm.


The princess met her grandparents and other family members at the couple's Kensington Palace home in London on Sunday.

William & Kate have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.



The baby girl, fourth in line to the British throne, was born on Saturday morning at St Mary's Hospital, West London and returned home on Saturday evening after a brief public appearance on the hospital steps.

A statement from Kensington Palace said grandfather Prince Charles, next in line to the throne, and his wife Camilla had visited the newborn. Kate Middleton's parents and sister also travelled to meet the baby.



Prince Harry, Charlotte's uncle, was in Australia and not among the visitors, but he sent a message in the Kensington Palace statement: "She is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to meet her."

Bookmakers had originally favoured the name 'Charlotte' butaflurry of voting left 'Alice' entrenched as favourite. 


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