So, we have a new royal, a little princess of Cambridge. And this has cropped up when I went searching for this week's FAT NEWS.
Because in the 19th century there was another princess of Cambridge and she was known as 'Fat Mary'. Well done, Victorians.
Princess Mary rarely had two pennies to rub together and as a result she had few suitors. She was required to marry somebody of royal blood but nobody was game. As now, everybody was in it for the money. Eventually her cousin, Queen Victoria, found a suitable match for her in Francis, Duke of Teck.
Teck, not Tech! Teck is a ducal castle in the kingdom of Wurttemberg. It is probably very nice, but it didn't provide a living for Francis. Between them they had no money but a profligate lifestyle which eventually led to them being forced to flee Britain and go on extended holiday round Europe.
It all ended well. The girl in the family portrait became Queen Mary, wife of George V. Which 'Fat Mary', according to my reckoning, the great great great great grandmother to 'Babyface' Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
I'm guessing they won't stick with that nickname.