Date
20 January 2017
Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, appear with their baby daughter outside the Lindo wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London on Saturday. Photo: Reuters
Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, appear with their baby daughter outside the Lindo wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London on Saturday. Photo: Reuters

Naming the newest royal: What bookmakers are saying

What’s in a name? A lot, apparently, for the British public and royal watchers around the world.

The guessing game over the name of the youngest British royal continued as Prince William and his wife Kate left the hospital with their newborn daughter on Saturday. 

The name of the Princess of Cambridge could be announced as early as Monday, the Guardian said, noting that the name of their son Prince George was announced the day after they left hospital in 2013.

She was born at 8:34 a.m. on Saturday, weighing 8 pounds and 3 ounces. She is the first female to be born in the royal family in 25 years and the fourth in line to the throne.

So far, Alice, Charlotte and Olivia are among the bookmakers’ favorites, according to the newspaper.

In her first official photocall, the child was sleeping soundly in her mother’s arms on the steps of the private Lindo wing at St. Mary’s hospital in Paddington.

She was taken to the family’s London home at Kensington palace, where they would stay briefly before returning to Anmer Hall, their country home on the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

The Prince of Wales, who had previously spoken of his wish for a granddaughter, arrived with his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, at Kensington palace shortly after 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The couple were said to be “absolutely delighted” by the news.

They joined the Duchess of Cambridge’s mother, Carole Middleton, and sister, Pippa, who were the first guests of the day, arriving at 11.15 a.m., and later Michael Middleton, the duchess’s father.

The Queen would probably not meet her fifth great grandchild until the family was in Norfolk, the report said.

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The youngest member of the British royal family sleeps in a car seat outside the hospital. Photo: Reuters


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