This is what William and Harry would have been named if it was up to Prince Charles

11 May 2018, 15:03

With the birth of Prince Louis last month, it got us thinking about how the royals decide on baby names.

Louis wasn't exactly a leftfield choice for the royals. His name had been used by Prince William and Kate Middleton for brother Prince George's middle name, and it also features in Williams' long list of names too.

The baby's middle name Arthur also appears in both Prince Charles and Prince William's names. And so on.

But you may have noticed that both William and Harry (or his real name Henry) aren't names that are used that often with the Royal Family.

And that's because it was Princess Diana's decision.

Diana, Charles, Prince William and Harry

In the royal biography, Diana: Her Story, it was revealed that Diana chose both of her sons’ first names. "I chose William and Harry, but Charles did the rest," she said.

The "rest" refers to 'William Arthur Philip Louis' and 'Henry Charles Albert David'. However, if Charles had his way, they would have been very different.

Diana claimed: "He wanted Albert and Arthur, and I said no. Too old!"

Just imagine that. We could be about to watch the wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Albert. Doesn't have the same ring to it, eh?