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The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William briefly posed for photographs with their new daughter outside the Lindo Wing

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have revealed the name of their new royal baby is Charlotte, putting an end to a long wait for bookmakers, punters and novelty merchandise manufacturers alike.

Kensington Palace named the baby on Monday afternoon, two days after the princess was delivered on Saturday morning.

In other developments:

Palace reveals official title of the new royal baby Charlotte

Charlotte Elizabeth Diana: The royal baby's name decoded

Royal baby name infuriates Charlottes around the UK

Gifts fit for a royal arrive from around the world

Child will be a princess thanks to Queen

UK landmarks turn pink to celebrate birth of the princess

Princess could bring in £1bn for British economy

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The organisers of the Prophet Mohammad cartoon exhibition in Texas that was attacked by two gunmen have defended the decision to hold the event, claiming the assault was proof that freedom of speech was under threat.

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A police officer directs the evacuation of attendees of the 'Mohamed Art Exhibit and Contest', after a shooting on 3 May, 2015

Two gunmen have been shot dead in Texas after attacking an anti-Islamic event exhibiting cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed, in what the organiser has called an act of “war on free speech”.

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The United States is once again reeling after two gunmen who reportedly opened fire at an exhibition displaying cartoons of Prophet Muhammad were themselves shot dead. Initial reports said the men may have been carrying explosives.

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A baby girl born on an Italian military ship in the Mediterranean after her mother was rescued from a boat

Around 6,800 migrants were rescued from overcrowded boats crossing to Europe over the weekend, including a mother who gave birth to a baby girl on an Italian navy ship, the coast guard said.

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Political blogger Pamela Geller, president of American Freedom Defense Initiative speaks at the event (Reuters)

The shooting of two gunmen at an anti-Muslim event in Texas has sparked renewed interest in the activities of its organisers, the “American Freedom Defense Initiative” (AFDI).

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Drinking - often heavily - is a running theme throughout HBO's Game of Thrones adaptation

Considered the world’s oldest fermented beverage, mead is making a huge comeback thanks to what makers have dubbed “the Game of Thrones effect”.

Arts and Entertainment

A still from the first trailer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

It may seem baffling that a simple date-based pun has turned into a hashtag and then a holiday, but internet users around the world are spreading Star Wars-themed goodwill with the phrase: “May the fourth be with you.”

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UKIP MEP David Coburn addresses party delegates during the UK Independence Party North East conference on 7 February 2015 in Hartlepool, England.

Ukip has launched its Scottish manifesto at an event in Falkirk, central Scotland.

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Chris Stowe (left) managed to blag his way in Floyd Mayweather's entourage

Two men from Essex "hung out with Justin Bieber" after blagging their way into Floyd Mayweather's entourage for his victory of Manny Pacquiao in the biggest fight in boxing history.

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Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show their newly-born daughter, their second child, to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on 2 May 2015.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, to the delight of those who have been waiting for news of a name since her birth on 2 May.

Arts and Entertainment

The Shires are the first British country band to reach the top 10 in the Official UK Album chart

It’s the “church of country music”, the legendary Nashville venue where Dolly Parton made her name. Now The Shires, a British duo from the Home Counties, will tread the famous boards after receiving an invitation to play at The Grand Ole Opry.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their baby daughter on the steps to the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital

Kensington Palace has revealed the title of the new Royal baby who will be known officially as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.

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If Miliband is PM, it is expected that Cameron will stand down as party leader quickly

Having worked on election campaigns in the UK and Australia, I can attest that the final days are to be endured. Politicians, staff and journalists are all equally fractious and tired.

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Royal fans celebrate outside the Lindo wing at St Mary's hospital after the news is passed that the second royal baby is a girl

Just named, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is sure to spark millions of copycats across the world.

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The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William briefly posed for photographs with their new daughter outside the Lindo Wing

It is a tall order to pick the right present for a princess, but gifts have already started to arrive for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s new daughter, Princess Charlotte.

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The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William briefly posed for photographs with their new daughter outside the Lindo Wing

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that their second child is called Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

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Footage of a seagull attacking a toddler can be seen in the background of a BBC General Election interview in Fife

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Apple is encouraging record labels to kill off the free tier of Spotify streaming, ahead of the launch of its own service, according to reports.

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Japanese adult movie star Aoi Sora

Asia's biggest internet company, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, has withdrawn a job advertisement calling for candidates with similar qualities to a popular Japanese porn actress after it was accused of sexism.