Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor welcomed their first child on August 15, and have named their daughter Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina. Maud Windsor was born at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, and weighed 7 lb (3.2 kg). The baby is 42nd in line to the throne.
Lord Frederick is the only son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Prince Michael is a cousin of Queen Elizabeth, so Lord Frederick is a first cousin once removed to the queen. Through his maternal grandmother, he is a first cousin twice removed to Prince Philip. Lord Frederick is a financial analyst at JP Morgan bank in Los Angeles.
Lady Frederick Windsor is an English actress known professionally as Sophie Winkleman; she is the daughter of children’s author Cindy Black. Her career includes work on stage, television, film and radio, and she has had a recurring role on US sit-com Two and a Half Men. Lord and Lady Windsor were married in Hampton Court Palace in 2009.
Maud is a traditional name in the royal family, with the most recent being Princess Maud of Fife (Countess of Southesk upon her marriage), a grand-daughter of Edward VII, niece of George V and cousin of George VI. She was named after Princess Maud of Wales, the youngest daughter of Edward VII, who later became the Queen of Norway, through her marriage to Haakon VII.
Elizabeth is in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.
Daphne is in honour of Lady Frederick’s grandmother, who she was very close to.
Marina is in honour of Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, the mother of Prince Michael of Kent, and the baby’s great-grandmother. Princess Marina, who was born Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, was the most recent foreign-born princess to marry into the British royal family, which occurred in 1934. She was known for her great sense of fashion and style.