Kate looked fresh as always 12 hours after she gave birth to her second child, Princess of Cambridge. Prince William was right at his wife’s side to witness the birth of his daughter just as he was when the couple had their first child in 2013.
According to new reports, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided on a name for their daughter but want to inform the Queen personally today before it is publicly released, royal sources have revealed. They introduced their newborn – the most senior royal princess to be born for 65 years – to her brother George and to their families yesterday.
And today it is understood she will meet her great-grandmother, the Queen, when the family leave Kensington Palace to embark on a new life in Norfolk, where the monarch is in residence. There is no protocol which says the monarch needs to be consulted about the name of a newborn in the family, and senior royal sources have stressed she has no expectation of being informed in person before the princess’s name is made public.
However, William, who has grown especially close to his grandmother in recent years, has apparently decided to afford her the honour when they meet in Sandringham before the publicly reveal the princess’s name.