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Why Will and Kate ‘won’t’ name the royal baby Diana

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It may be the people’s choice for the new royal baby’s moniker, but a source close to William and Kate says the pair are unlikely to name their daughter after Princess Diana.

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The seed was planted when the late royal’s close friend and confidante Rosa Monckton took to Twitter to express her joy over the saturday birth.

“How Diana would have loved a granddaughter,” the disability activist wrote.

While various betting sites have Alice, Charlotte and Olivia as the leading name options, Diana is the sentimental favourite, as is Diana’s second name, Frances.

However, a friend of the family suggests people shouldn’t hold out for a tribute to the Princess of Wales.

“I think they’re more traditional than that,” the friend told People magazine.

“I would think they would go with a more royal name. I love the idea of Alice.”

The source revealed Kate and Will’s reluctance would have to do with not wanting to make too much of a statement, adding it will be interesting to “see how ‘political’ they are” in their choice.

“I wouldn’t read anything into that – just that they’ll go for a royal name,” the source explained, saying the choice of Diana would admittedly “cause a stir”.

The new princess was born on Saturday May 2 at 8.34am London time, weighing in at approximately 3.71kg.

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