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3 Things to Know About the Royal Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

posted: 05/04/15
by: Mara Betsch

She's here! After much anticipation, Kate Middleton gave birth to a beautiful baby girl early Saturday morning. Coming past her due date, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana entered the world at a healthy 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and her mom appears to be doing well. Though we didn't know her name until a few moments ago, and we're still learning about the latest royal baby, there are a few things we already know about her.

1. She's the first princess in 25 years

There are a long line of princes -- Charles, William, Harry and George -- but there hasn't been a princess since Princess Eugenie was born 25 years ago. Her name, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, is a tribute to some important women in royal history. Princess Charlotte of Wales, the daughter of King George IV, probably would have become queen if she had not died in childbirth in 1817. Elizabeth is, of course, the name of Charlotte's great-grandmoter and the current queen of the United Kingdom, and Diana is for William's mother, who died in 1996.

Though Prince George is cute as a button, can you just imagine the adorable mom-and-me outfits Kate and her baby girl could potentially wear? That brings us to our next point...

2. She'll have phenomenal style

Though you can be sure she'll excel in many areas of her life -- both Will and Kate were great scholars and athletes -- you know that the princess will be a style icon. Fashion houses everywhere are probably already plotting how they can get her to wear their designs, and we're sure she'll follow in Kate's footsteps of mixing high fashion with affordable off-the-rack pieces.

3. She'll be a symbol of gender equality

She may not be the heir to the throne, but if she has a younger sibling, she'll be ahead of him or her in line to the throne (primogeniture was abolished in 2011). And with a great-grandmother like Queen Elizabeth, she'll have a great example of female leadership to follow. Given both Will and Kate's humanitarian efforts, we also know that she'll do her best to make the world a better place.