Sunday 19 November 2017

Helen Mirren hopes royal baby is a girl called Diana

Dame Helen Mirren said it would be great if the royal baby was a girl
Dame Helen Mirren said it would be great if the royal baby was a girl

Helen Mirren has said it would be "very interesting" if William and Kate named their first child Diana.

The actress, who won an Oscar for her lead role in 2006 film The Queen, claimed Kate would feel uneasy about the attention given to her pregnancy.

"That's weird isn't it, everyone knowing you're in labour," she said. "That must be so uncomfortable."

Helen said it would be "great" if the baby was a girl because "we need more Queens in our life".

When asked what she thought about the name Diana for a girl - after William's mother - she replied: "I wonder if they'll go there. That would be interesting, wouldn't it? That would be very interesting."

She went on: "Her second name will be Elizabeth without a doubt."

Dame Helen said Queen Caroline "would work" - after Kate's mother Carole - while she also liked Charlotte and Victoria.

"It would be nice to have one of those ancient Anglo-Saxon names," she added.

Here's what Twitter users would like the baby to be called:

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