Charlotte chosen as name for new princess

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the newborn Princess of Cambridge as they leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London on Saturday
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the newborn Princess of Cambridge as they leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London on Saturday

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their baby daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Kensington Palace has announced.

The Princess, who was born on Saturday, May 2 at 8.34am, weighing 8lbs 3oz, 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.”