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The name of the newborn princess – second child of Prince William and Kate Middleton and sister to Prince George – will not be announced on Sunday, May 3rd.

The princess, who is fourth in line to the British throne, was delivered at 08:34 BST on May 2nd at St Mary’s Hospital in London, and weighed 8lbs 3oz (3.7kg).

Bookmakers say Charlotte and Alice have emerged as the favorite names for the princess, followed by Olivia, Victoria and Elizabeth.

Royal baby names in Britain’s history:

Charlotte, the feminine form of Charles, has a long royal pedigree and became popular in the 18th century when it was the name of George III’s queen.

The King bought Buckingham House in 1761 for his wife Queen Charlotte to use as a family home close to St James’s Palace – it became known as the Queen’s House and is now Buckingham Palace.

Charles is the name of two former Kings and of the Prince of Wales, the princess’s grandfather.

Charlotte also has a connection on Kate Middleton’s side, as the middle name of her sister Pippa Middleton.Royal baby princess name

Alice, the previous bookmakers’ favorite, was the name of Prince Philip’s mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg and of his great-grandmother, who was the third child of Queen Victoria.

During the First World War, his mother’s family changed Battenberg, the family name, to Mountbatten – the name which the Duke of Edinburgh adopted when he became a naturalized British subject in 1947.

Other royal Alices include Queen Elizabeth II’s aunt by marriage, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester and one of Queen Victoria’s granddaughters, Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone.

Olivia has no immediately apparent royal connections, it was the second most popular girls’ name for babies born in England and Wales in 2013, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Victoria and Elizabeth are arguably the most famous female names in British royal history – with Queen Victoria the longest reigning monarch, and the present Queen Elizabeth II set to surpass her record on September 9, 2015.

The Queen Mother was also called Elizabeth, and it is the middle name of Kate’s mother, Carole Middleton.

Queen Victoria is associated with Britain’s great age of industrial expansion, economic progress and, particularly, empire.

While the 45-year reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England, the daughter of Henry VIII and the last Tudor monarch, is considered one of the most glorious in English history, including the defeat of the Spanish Armada and the first works of Shakespeare.


The name of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s second child – sister to Prince George – could be announced on Sunday, May 3rd.

The newborn princess, who is fourth in line to the throne, was delivered at 08:34 BST on Saturday, May 2nd, at St Mary’s Hospital in London, and weighed 8lbs 3oz (3.7kg).

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Bookmakers have said Charlotte and Alice have emerged as the favorite names for the princess, followed by Olivia, Victoria and Elizabeth.

A spokeswoman for Ladbrokes said: “We’ve never known a day of royal speculation like it. Charlotte is the new favorite, but Olivia is the name on the nation’s lips.”

Soon we will know her name. The absence of knowledge hasn’t stopped the speculation. Elizabeth, Victoria, Alice and Charlotte have all attracted bets at the bookies.

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Kate Middleton has given birth to a girl at St Mary’s Hospital in London on May 2nd.

The name of the baby will be announced in due course, the Kensington Palace said.

There has been much speculation about the princess’s name, with Alice being the favorite with several bookmakers. Charlotte, Elizabeth and Diana have also been popular with punters.Royal baby 2 Princess Alice

Prince George’s name was announced two days after his birth, which is a relatively quick turnaround compared with previous royal babies.

Prince William’s name was announced after 7 days in 1982, and there was a wait of a month following Prince Charles’s birth in 1948.

The new royal will not be overtaken in the line of succession by any future younger brothers.

Under new rules which came into force in March, male bias was removed from the succession rules.

She will also be known as the Princess of Cambridge after a Letter Patent was issued by Queen Elizabeth II.

It declared: “All the children of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales should have and enjoy the style, title and attribute of royal highness with the titular dignity of prince or princess prefixed to their Christian names or with such other titles of honor”.

The princess will also be able to marry a Roman Catholic without losing her place in line to the throne.