Prince William and Kate: Rumors Say Camilla Parker-Bowles Wants Kate to Name Child ‘Camilla’

October 22, 2014 Last Updated: October 22, 2014

Kate Middleton and Prince William made their first appearances in several weeks after it was announced that she would be having a second child.

However, the rumor mill is churning about what the child’s name might be.

According to gossip site Celeb Dirty Laundry, “We already know that Queen Elizabeth wants the baby daughter to be named after her late sister, Margaret. Or at the very least, the Queen will want the baby to be named after herself, Elizabeth.”

The site said that “we’re hearing exclusively that after the royal family found out that the baby would be a girl, Camilla Parker-Bowles began pressuring Prince William and Kate Middleton to name their baby daughter ‘Camilla’. Seriously, the nerve of her, no?” 

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, President of the United Kingdom Vineyards Association, samples some of the wine during her visit to the Chapel Down Winery at Tenterden Vineyard on October 15, 2014 in Tenterden, Kent, England.  (Photo by Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, President of the United Kingdom Vineyards Association, samples some of the wine during her visit to the Chapel Down Winery at Tenterden Vineyard on October 15, 2014 in Tenterden, Kent, England. (Photo by Arthur Edwards – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

For his part, Prince William wants to name the child Diana after his late mother, according to he website. “Kate, on the other hand, probably wants to name her daughter something flowery and original, and in no way related to the royal family. And Queen Elizabeth, bless her heart, will want a royal, aristocratic name for her great-granddaughter,” it says.

There’s been no confirmation that Kate will be having a girl.

Celeb Dirty Laundry can also be hit or miss with its sources.

Meanwhile, Kensington Palace issued a statement saying Kate will be expecting her second child in April 2015.

“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2015,” the palace said, according to People magazine. It adds: “The Duchess of Cambridge continues to be affected by Hyperemisis Gravidarum, but her condition is steadily improving.”

Britain's Prince William (R) and his wife Catherine (C), carrying baby Prince George, arrive at the international airport in Wellington on April 7, 2014.  William, Kate and their son Prince George went on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. (AFP/Getty Images)
Britain’s Prince William (R) and his wife Catherine (C), carrying baby Prince George, arrive at the international airport in Wellington on April 7, 2014. William, Kate and their son Prince George went on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. (AFP/Getty Images)

Hyperemisis Gravidarum is essentially extreme morning sickness that affects only a small percentage of pregnant women.

“Quite frankly, the comparison of hyperemesis to morning sickness is like breaking your arm in several places and then being told you’ve just knocked your funny bone. Hopefully, this increased media attention will help the poor expectant mums, who like me, were wiped out by the condition,” wrote Miriam Phillips for the Guardian a few weeks ago.

There’s also been rumors that she’ll be having twins.

According to Vanity Fair, it “would seem to indicate that the chatter Kate might be expecting twins (fueled by British oddsmakers) is, in fact, unfounded, and our dreams of Prince Harry emerging from the hospital in some fleece-y vest with a goofy grin on his face, newborn niece on one arm and newborn nephew on the other, have sadly been dashed.”