Charlotte Elizabeth Diana: Royal baby name revealed by Kensington Palace for HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge - live updates

Long wait for a name is over

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

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The girl was born on Saturday 2 May at 8.34am, weighing 8lbs 3oz, and will be known as Princess Charlotte.

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."

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