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Charlotte a new name favourite for the Princess of Cambridge

2015-05-04 12:04

Los Angeles - Charlotte is the bookmakers' favourite for the name of the newborn royal baby.

The second child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was born at 08.34 BST on Saturday morning after a short labour.

British bookmaker Paddy Power has slashed odds of the young princess being named Charlotte to 3/1.

Alice is the second favourite name with odds of 4/1, while Victoria and Olivia both have odds of 5/1.

Elsewhere in the top 10 favourite names for the child - who spent her first night at Kensington Palace on Saturday night along with her parents and older brother, 21-month-old Prince George - is the name of her great grandmother, Elizabeth (8/1), and her late grandmother Diana (10/1), as well as Alexandra (14/1), Mary (20/1), Grace (25/1) and Rose (25/1).

Although the couple have not yet hinted at a name for the child, former MP and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth has tweeted claiming the royal daughter will be named Caroline - a name which currently has odds of 66/1 - to honour Catherine's mother, Carole Middleton.

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