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The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Have Named Their Daughter Charlotte

The baby will be called Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, and formally known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced their newborn daughter is to be called Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

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The princess – who will be known formally as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge – is fourth in line to the throne, after her grandfather Prince Charles, her father Prince William, and her brother Prince George.

The "Elizabeth" and "Diana" are being viewed as paying tribute to the Queen and to the princess's late grandmother, the Princess of Wales, although Elizabeth is also the middle name of the duchess's mother Carole.

"Charlotte" is a name with connections to both sides of the family: It is the female form of Charles, the baby's grandfather, and the middle name of the duchess's sister Pippa.

The announcement was made via email, and confirmed on the official Twitter feed for Kensington Palace, the family's London residence.

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.

The family were visited earlier today by both sets of grandparents, as well as the duchess's sister Pippa.

TRH were today visited by The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Mr and Mrs Middleton, and Pippa Middleton.

The duke's brother, Prince Harry, is currently serving in Australia.

Princess Charlotte was born in the private Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, on Saturday morning, May 2.

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She weighed 8lb 3oz.

She was born a couple of days after the royal couple's fourth wedding anniversary.

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Their first child, Prince George, was born at the same hospital in July 2013.

The bookies had favoured Alice or Charlotte for the baby's name, with Elizabeth, Victoria, Olivia, Alexandra, and Diana all in the running too.

A series of artillery gun salutes have taken place in London today to mark the princess's birth.

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The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery (pictured) fired 41 shots in Hyde Park around 2pm local time, while the Honourable Artillery Company conducted a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London, the BBC reported.

Richard James is the News Director for BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.

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