Queen Elizabeth is still gushing over her new great-granddaughter, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. The 89-year-old queen told several guests at a garden party at Buckingham Palace Wednesday that she “loved” having another female in the royal family.
"She said, 'Yes, we love to have another girl,'" Susan Pollock, one of the event’s 8,000 guests, told the Mirror. "She smiled at that. She was very relaxed and enjoying the event."
Pollock, 84, said she congratulated Britain's queen on the newborn baby – the daughter of Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and Prince William. "I told her I'm so happy at the arrival of another baby," she recalled. "I said, 'Congratulations.'"
Another guest, 53-year-old Sandra Gee, also said the queen seemed delighted at the birth of Princess Charlotte. “[The queen] said how pleased she was to have another great-granddaughter,” Gee shared.
Middleton, 33, gave birth to the 8-pound, 3-ounce girl on May 2 at 8:34 a.m. local time at St. Mary's Hospital in London. The child is the fourth in line to the British throne after her grandfather Prince Charles, Prince William, and her brother, Prince George, who was born in 2013.
The child’s full name is Her Royal Highness Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge. Part of her moniker pays homage to her late grandmother, Princess Diana, who perished in a car accident in Paris in 1997 at the age of 36.
Elizabeth II is queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations. She is also head of the Commonwealth and supreme governor of the Church of England.