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Happy Birthday to a Princess!


The name of the Princess of Cambridge has finally been revealed to the world as

Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

In a touching tribute to William's beloved family, the little girl has been named in honour of her grandfather, her grandmother and her great-grandmother.

Announcing the name in a statement this afternoon after days of speculation, Kensington Palace said: 'The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

'The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.'

(see below - I got 2 out of 3 right!)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been delivered of a baby girl on 2 May 2015 in London. Hooray! I'm glad it all went well and that it's a girl, because I read that is what they were hoping for.

Let me say, I am not a star-struck Royal Follower - not much anyway. In fact, it may surprise you to hear I am in favor of doing away with the Royal Family altogether in Britain! But on the other hand, they pull in tourist money for the country, so there's that. But they sure spend their fair share of it! I do go along with Prince Charles' idea to "downsize" the actual Royal Family members who are supported by the people/government. Of course, his immediate family would be included in there...

So all I really wanted to say here is that I am making my suggestion/recommendation/prediction on a name for the new Princess:

"Mary Diana Elizabeth"

(This was MY guess, 2 out of 3 ain't bad!)

Those are the names I would choose if it were up to me. Mary for the baby's great great grandmother, Diana for her grandmother, and Elizabeth for her great grandmother. That is a pretty name, IMO, and covers all the bases. They are traditional people and seem to like keeping names in the family. And I love the name "Mary" as a first name because it's short, simple, pretty, old-fashioned, and not too hard to mess up!

Their son, George, was probably named for Queen Mary's husband, the King, also, so I think it would be nice to have a George and Mary in the household again!

William and Kate with George and their dog, Lupo.

Cheers for little Princess Cambridge, or whatever she's officially called!


Two Future Kings

"Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags. It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex."

~from JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte~

I think I could turn and live awhile with the animals...
They are so placid and self-contained,
I stand and look at them sometimes half the day long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,
Not one is dissatisfied... not one is demented with the mania of owning things,
Not one kneels to another nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago,
Not one is respectable or industrious over the whole earth.

~ [Walt Whitman, from "Leaves of Grass, No. 32"] ~


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