So, what’s in a name? Well, when you’re royalty, a lot! With the arrival of Kate and William’s second royal baby, the world eagerly wanted to know what they would name their princess, and HollywoodLife.com learned exclusively why her first name wasn’t ‘Diana’.
Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, has become a media sensation in less than 48 hours of her entering the world. Not only were people around the world glued to live streams awaiting her birth on May 2, but they were also highly anticipating the reveal of her name.
Princess Charlotte: The Reason Diana Wasn’t Her First Name
Prince William wanted to honor his late mother Princess Diana, and that he did. He and Kate decided to give their new daughter three names, and one of them was in fact Diana. But, some may be baffled by as to why the baby’s first name wasn’t after her late grandmother, well HollywoodLife.com learned exclusively the details that went into her name.
“They never wanted to name the princess Diana because there was obviously to much that would come with that in comparison,” a royal insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “They want her to have her own life, her own story.” That makes total sense, she’s an individual and she will have to handle tons of spotlight regardless of her name.
Our royal source went on to say, “So it was important to honor her with the name but it was never going to be first.”
We think Kate and William handled the name perfectly, it flows so nicely!
Kate’s Sister Pippa & Prince Charles Honored
Kate and William also made sure to give their daughter a little piece of William’s father Prince Charles, and Kate’s sister — Pippa‘s when they named her Charlotte. It’s Pippa’s middle name and also the female version of Charles. Then Queen Elizabeth II was honored as well. It all fits together so nicely!
HollywoodLifers — what are your thoughts on the royal daughter’s name? Let us know below!
— Brittany King, Reporting Russ Weakland