Conquered people Japan zoo apologizes for naming newborn monkey Charlotte after Britain's royal baby BY Melissa Chan NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, May 7, 2015, 9:30 AM Uncredited/AP The Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden named this newborn monkey Charlotte after Britain's new royal baby. A Japanese zoo has apologized for messing up royally when it named its new baby monkey Charlotte after Britain's little princess. The Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden received massive backlash from Japanese critics, saying the name disrespected the royal family, after the Wednesday arrival of its first monkey born this year. The female macaque shares the same regal name as Kate Middleton and Prince William’s newborn daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, who is the fourth in line to the British throne. "We deeply apologize for causing trouble to many people over the naming of the first baby (monkey)," the zoo said in a statement on its website. "We take these opinions seriously." Zoo Sorry For Using Royal Name Sky News The name Charlotte won in a public voting contest the southwestern Japan zoo held to help name the monkey, receiving 59 out of 853 votes, according to Kyodo News. It beat out Elsa, a princess in Disney's popular film "Frozen," and Kei — after Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori, the local news outlet said. Zoo officials are now considering changing the primate's name. Previous Next Enlarge FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA Kate Middleton holds her newborn daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, outside the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, west London, Britain. The baby's name was announced May 4. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge named their baby on Monday after Queen Elizabeth II, the baby's 89-year-old great-grandmother, and the late Princess Diana, William's mother.