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Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana: Kate and William decide on poignant name for their baby girl that honours his late mother

Published 04/05/2015 | 15:04

Kate Middleton and Prince William have revealed the name of their newborn princess, whom they welcomed to the world on Saturday.

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Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was chosen as the name for the princess.

Princess of Cambridge in the arms of her mother the Duchess of Cambridge outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 2, 2015. See PA story ROYAL Baby. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
Princess of Cambridge in the arms of her mother the Duchess of Cambridge outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 2, 2015. See PA story ROYAL Baby. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

It was expected that William would make some reference to his late mother, who died following a car accident in Paris in August 1997.

 Her name also honours his grandmother, the Queen.

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, appear with their baby daughter outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in London, Britain May 2, 2015. The Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a girl on Saturday, the couple's second child and a sister to one-year-old Prince George. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, appear with their baby daughter outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in London, Britain May 2, 2015. The Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a girl on Saturday, the couple's second child and a sister to one-year-old Prince George. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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The baby girl was born on Saturday morning at 8.34am, weighing 8lbs 3oz.

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, leave with their baby daughter from the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in London, Britain May 2, 2015. The Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a girl on Saturday, the couple's second child and a sister to one-year-old Prince George. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, leave with their baby daughter from the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in London, Britain May 2, 2015. The Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a girl on Saturday, the couple's second child and a sister to one-year-old Prince George. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Kensington Palace said in a short statement: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

"The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge."

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, appear with their baby daughter outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in London, Britain May 2, 2015. The Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a girl on Saturday, the couple's second child and a sister to one-year-old Prince George. REUTERS/Neil Hall
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, appear with their baby daughter outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in London, Britain May 2, 2015. The Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a girl on Saturday, the couple's second child and a sister to one-year-old Prince George. REUTERS/Neil Hall

While the princess made her public debut as her parents left the Lindo Wing of London’s St Mary’s Hospital, her name was only revealed today.

 

May 2015: Britain's Prince William returns with his son George to the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, after the birth of his daughter in London, Britain May 2, 2015. Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a daughter, the couple's residence Kensington Palace announced on Saturday. REUTERS/Neil Hall
May 2015: Britain's Prince William returns with his son George to the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, after the birth of his daughter in London, Britain May 2, 2015. Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a daughter, the couple's residence Kensington Palace announced on Saturday. REUTERS/Neil Hall

A source revealed to the Mail Online that William and Kate had named their new arrival over the weekend, but were only happy to reveal it after they had spoken to the Queen.

While there is no protocol stating that the monarch should be consulted about the name of a newborn, William reportedly felt it would be wrong to tell the public before his own grandmother.

Britain's Prince William returns with his son George to the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, after the birth of his daughter in London, Britain May 2, 2015. Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a daughter, the couple's residence Kensington Palace announced on Saturday. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
Britain's Prince William returns with his son George to the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, after the birth of his daughter in London, Britain May 2, 2015. Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a daughter, the couple's residence Kensington Palace announced on Saturday. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

“The Queen and her grandson have grown exceptionally close in recent years and he trusts her judgement implicitly,” the insider said.

Princess Charlotte might only have arrived two days ago, but she’s already pipped to be a huge money maker when it comes to the British economy.

It's thought the newborn will help rake in an estimated €2.2m each year, giving the UK economy a €1bn boost by her fifth birthday.

Read more here: The Billion Dollar Baby: New Princess to boost the UK’s economy by €1bn  

The little Princess is expected to draw 32 million tourists to London throughout the next five years and her birth has been hailed as “significant” by the Centre for Retail Research in the UK.

A Kensington Palace spokesman has said Kate and William "are hugely grateful for the messages of congratulations they have received from people all over the world.

"It means a great deal to them that so many people have celebrated the arrival of their new daughter."

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