The Princess of Cambridge has a name!

The Princess of Cambridge has a name. And it pays tribute to the lovely women in her life.


Today the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced the name of their new baby girl. Presenting Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

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Aww, such a pretty name—perfect for a princess.

The wee princess has three names, just like her brother, Prince George Alexander Louis. She shares a name with her Aunt Pippa, who is Philippa Charlotte.

Her middle names pay tribute to her grandmother and her great-grandmother. Elizabeth is obviously after the Queen, but it's also Kates and her mom's middle name.


Diana is of course after Prince Williams mom. Such a lovely tribute to the People's Princess—anyone else tearing up?

Photo: Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal via Instagram) Photo: Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal via Instagram)

Sorry, *sniff,* back to business. Baby Charlotte's official title is Her Royal Highness, Princess of Cambridge. She's fourth in the line to the throne after grandpa Charles, daddy Wills and big brother Georgie. Charlotte is the first Princess of Cambridge in 182 years. 

Little Charlotte will have lots of playmates besides her brother. She's the Queen's fifth great-grandchild and her fourth great-granddaughter. I can't wait to see her playing with her cousins Savannah and Isla Phillips, who are Canadian!

The royal baby excitement will die down now as the William and Kate take the kids head to their country home, Anmer Hall. The couple will want some privacy as they adjust to life with two kids under two. They're definetely going to be busy.


But we will get to see the first official family photo in about two weeks. Do you remember George's  first official photos, which were taken in the backyard of Kate's parents' home? This time the Cambridges will take their photos at their newly renovated country retreat. But maybe grandpa Michael will take the photos again!

The next time we'll see Princess Charlotte in public is at her christening, which will likely be this summer. I would bet sometime in July, just before the Queen goes on summer holiday in Scotland.

Photo: Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal via Instagram) Photo: Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal via Instagram)

Until then, enjoy these adorable pictures of Charlotte leaving the hospital with mom and dad, wrapped in her G.H. Hurt and Son blanket. And we've got all the scoop on Kate's beautiful look here. Love how Mum and baby wore matching yellow.

Read more: Prince George visits his new sister> 
It's a GIRL! Welcome to the new Princess of Cambridge>

This article was originally published on May 04, 2015

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