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Royal Baby: Kate and William ‘have chosen princess’ name’ but have yet to reveal to the world

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Published 04/05/2015 | 07:40

Prince William and Kate Middleton are believed to have chosen a name for the new addition to their family. The royal couple welcomed a daughter on Saturday, a sibling for 21-month-old son George.

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While the princess made her public debut as her parents left the Lindo Wing of London’s St Mary’s Hospital, her name is still to be revealed. However a source has revealed to the Mail Online that William and Kate have named their new arrival, and will reveal it on Monday after they have spoken with the Queen.

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

“Indeed, William is far more likely to turn to her than even his father, as he did when he was unhappy about the guest list that had been forced upon him for his wedding. She told him to rip it up and start again with the people he actually wanted there.

“She is rather indulgent of her grandson like that and wants him to enjoy family life as much as he can before he becomes immersed in the formalities of royal life. It is understandable that William would want to see her in person.”

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

The Queen and Prince Philip are currently residing at Wood Farm, in Norfolk, England and are expected to meet their great-granddaughter at William and Catherine’s Anmer Hall home on the Royal Family’s Sandringham estate.

Bookmakers have got the names Alice and Charlotte as favourites, with Victoria and Elizabeth close behind.

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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 Duke and Duchess of Cambridge outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, with their newborn daughter The Princess of Cambridge. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 2, 2015. See PA story ROYAL Baby. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire
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
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 TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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

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