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These are the names Prince Charles had picked for William and Harry.

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These are the names Prince Charles had picked for William and Harry. They both would have had very different names if the decision had been left to their dad.


This was revealed by Princess Diana in a past interview. 

When a royal baby arrives, it’s expected that they receive a regal name to fit in with their family tree. And so, the common names used are such as George, Philip and Victoria.

However, when Prince Charles and Princess Diana had to name their sons, it wasn’t such an easy decision.

Princess Diana said in a interview ‘I said no. Too old!’.

In a candid interview with Andrew Morton for her 1992 book Diana: Her story, the Princess of Wales revealed that she and her husband didn’t see eye to eye when it came to baby names for their two sons.

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At first, she said: “Charles wanted to call our boys Albert and Arthur”. Then Andrew asked ‘who chose Harry’s name?’.

To this, Diana replied: “I did. I chose William and Harry, but Charles did the rest. He wanted Albert and Arthur, and I said no. Too old”!



The final names that were selected for their boys.

As Princess Diana won the battle of the first names, Charles chose for William to be William Arthur Philip Louis and for Harry to be Henry Charles Albert David.

Although, if at all the Duke of Cambridge, William isn’t happy with his christened name, he can choose one of his other names to be King.

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In memory of Princess Diana.

The Princess of Wales, Diana tragically passed away 21 years ago on 31 August 1997, aged 36. When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their second child, Princess Charlotte, they decided to name her after the late Princess of Wales, Diana.

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