Britain's royal baby named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

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Britain's royal baby named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Britain’s new princess has been named as Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Kensington Palace said on its Twitter account.

The daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the palace said.

After spending a couple of nights in London, the duke and duchess travelled to their country mansion on the Queen’s Sandringham estate in the east of England.

Some reports suggest the royal couple did not wish to divulge the name of the new princess until after the Queen was told.

The birth of the new baby was marked earlier today (May 4) with a Royal baby Gun Salute at London’s Hyde Park.

The custom is that gun salutes are fired for the birth of every Prince or Princess, no matter where their place is within the succession.

Charlotte Elizabeth Diana – who’s fourth in line to the throne – was delivered on Saturday morning, weighing 8lbs 3oz

She was born at the same hospital as her brother George, who will turn two this summer.