This far I have found no Charlottes in my direct ancestry, nor any Dianas. Elizabeth is a fairly common name so everyone is bound to have at least one.
Like today, Royal names often found themselves into common families, and my Rudd family appeared to follow this trend. In 1892 Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale and second in line to the throne died. His death is said to have shocked the nation and my ancestor's native Tyneside.
|From the Shields Daily Gazette.|