Nostalgia: All’s fair in the Square

Men with brushes wait for the Queen's carriage to arrive in Charlotte Square in 1975; below, workmen resurface the road in 1960
Men with brushes wait for the Queen's carriage to arrive in Charlotte Square in 1975; below, workmen resurface the road in 1960
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THE name Charlotte has never been talked about as much as it has been this week.

As well as dominating the news headlines, the name the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge decided to give the new princess has been cropping up in conversation up and down the UK.

The name was announced by Kensington Palace on Monday.

In choosing to call their daughter Charlotte, the proud parents picked a traditional name with royal connections.

Queen Charlotte was the wife of George III, known as the “mad king”, and was a keen botanist who founded the world-renowned Kew Gardens.

Their first daughter was called Charlotte, and Edinburgh’s own Charlotte Square was named after both King