Princess Diana Didn’t Let Prince Charles Name William And Harry The Way He Wanted, Calling Those Names “Too Old”. However, His Ideas Were Not Bad!

Date July 10, 2018

Princess Diana and Prince Charles had different views on many aspects during their 10-year marriage. As many other parents, they couldn’t decide what is the best name for their children.


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During one of her interviews, published in the 1992 book “Diana: Her Story” by Andrew Morton, Princess Diana revealed Prince Charles wanted other names for William and Harry.


According to the royal tradition, the names of the royal babies often reference monarchs of the past. That is why, we can see so many Georges, Philips, Henrys, Elizabeths, and Victorias in the family tree.


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Princess Diana was asked the question about children’s names:

Who chose [Harry's] name?

Diana answered:

I did. I chose William and Harry, but Charles did the rest.

And added:

He wanted Albert and Arthur, and I said no. Too old!

By the way, there is a tradition for the royal family to have several middle names. Prince William paid tribute to his parents with the names of his children: George Alexander Louis, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, and Louis Arthur Charles.

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