Royal Baby: What Is The Meaning Behind Princess Charlotte’s Name?

Just hours after her arrival on Saturday, Kate Middleton and Prince William introduced their sweet little princess.

Then on Monday, Kensington Palace announced Her Royal Highness’ name: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. So what’s the meaning behind the royal tot’s moniker?

While there are several noteworthy Charlottes in English royal history, many speculate that it’s a nod to William’s father Prince Charles (Charlotte is the female version of the name).

Charlotte is also the middle name of Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton, as well as her mother Carole.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth is both Kate’s middle name and a tribute to William’s grandmother and the reigning queen, Queen Elizabeth II.

And of course, Princess Charlotte’s third name is a tribute to William’s late mum, Princess Diana.

Do you like the name Charlotte Elizabeth Diana?

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  • Tree

    I love it!

  • Eleonor

    It’s weird, his uncle’s daughter is Charlotte too… I would not give my daughter the name of a cousin… He really musn’t be in touch with Diana’s side of the family… Not really surprised, at George’s christianing they were not invited….

  • Tiffany

    I’m glad they “stepped out of the box” and chose George and Charlotte. Both classic names but also applicable to the 21st century.

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