Zoo apologises after naming monkey in honour of Princess Charlotte

Published Friday, May 8 2015, 11:53 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
A zoo has apologised after naming a monkey in honour of Princess Charlotte.

Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden in Japan had asked members of the public to choose a moniker for their latest baby macaque, and it was Charlotte that came out top in votes.

Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, leave St Mary's hospital with their new baby daughter Charlotte- 2 May 2015

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Every year it's tradition for the public to choose the name of the first monkey of the year born at the zoo.

But not everyone thought Charlotte was suitable…

After some members of the public complained the choice of name was disrespectful to William, Kate and Charlotte, the zoo apologised and said it would discuss a potential change.

Princess Charlotte was born on Saturday, 2 May at St Mary's Hospital in London. She's the fourth-in-line to the throne behind big brother Prince George, dad Prince William and grandfather Prince Charles.

After spending a few days at Kensington Palace, the newborn was taken to Anmer Hall in Norfolk by her parents to settle into life away from the public eye.

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