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Royal Baby: “Diana” is Britain’s choice for Will & Kate’s first child

Diana has become a favourite choice for the name of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s first child.

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The name proved the most popular girl’s name for the royal baby in a survey conducted by Baby TV.

The survey showed that the British public think William and Kate should name their first child, if it’s a girl, after the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

In the poll, Diana proved the most popular choice for the future third-in-line with 27.5 per cent of the the vote.

Coming in a close second, 18 per cent believed Elizabeth would be a fitting tribute as the 1, 500 parents chose her name for the future child. However, voters were less eager to name the child Catherine with the name only getting four per cent of the votes.

Meanwhile, Philip proved the most popular boy’s name with 25 per cent of the vote, beating both William and Charles.

Name expert Laura Wattenberg said: “The royal family is the pinnacle of traditional naming, but Will and Kate are still contemporary parents. Their choice may be a balancing act between family and fashion”

“Today, even parents who prefer traditional names also pay attention to style.” she added.

Prince William and Kate, who was known as Kate Middleton before her marriage, are busy preparing for the arrival of their first child. The mum-to-be is expected to begin maternity leave around mid-June, a month before the rumoured due date.

The couple have kept the sex of the child a secret, although the Duchess caused a media frenzy earlier this year when she reportedly nearly slipped the word ‘daughter’.

The Duchess was speaking to well wishers when she was given a toy, Kate reportedly answered “I’ll take that for my d…”, before quickly correcting herself and telling the excited crowd she and William do not know the sex yet.

The baby will become third-in-line for the throne after Prince Charles and dad-to-be Prince William.

Most popular girls’ names for royal baby:

Diana – 27.52%

Elizabeth – 18.35%

Catherine – 3.67%

Other – 50.46%

Most popular boys’ names for royal baby:

Philip – 24.77%

William – 7.34%

Charles – 7.34%

Other – 60.55%

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