Queen Elizabeth is reportedly thrilled to have another girl in the family after Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and grandson Prince William welcomed their daughter, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, May 2. The queen talked about her great-granddaughter, who is fourth in line for the throne, at the Buckingham Palace garden party, the U.K.’s Daily Mail reported Tuesday.
Nearly 8,000 guests attended the outing and one of them, Sandra Gee, 53, talked to Queen Elizabeth about the new edition to the family: “[The Queen] said how pleased she was to have another great-granddaughter.”
Susan Pollack, 84, shared a similar sentiment with the Daily Mail: ‘I told her I'm so happy at the arrival of another baby. I said congratulations. “She said, ‘Yes, we love to have another girl.’ She smiled at that. She was very relaxed and enjoying the event.”
The British monarch, 89, met Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace for the first time three days after her birth. Her Royal Highness Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge -- the princess’s full name-- weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces when she was born at 8:34 a.m. local time at St. Mary's Hospital in London.
A media frenzy exploded after her birth, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge asked photographers to stay away from Prince George, their oldest child, and their infant daughter in a letter signed by the couple’s spokesperson. They said they have "a more than reasonable expectation of privacy" but want the “acts of harassment” to end. "There have in the past been a number of intrusions into the privacy of the Royal Family which in the main have been the result of professional photographers using long-distance lenses," the letter added.
Princess Charlotte gets her second name from Princess Diana, William’s beloved mother, who was killed in 1997 when the car she was in crashed in a Paris road tunnel after being pursued aggressively by photographers.
Follow me on Twitter @mariamzzarella