A name used by British Royalty - especially those connected with the Mediterranean fleet was "Melita". It is the old name of the island of Malta (knights of Malta, Maltese Falcon etc)

Melita is the Latin name for the country of Malta. The most famous bearer of this name was Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She was born in Malta, where her father, a royal navy officer, was stationed.

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