Baby Prince has been named

The happy family

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their son George Alexander Louis, Kensington Palace has said.

He willl be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. Supposedly the Queen was told of Prince George’s name when she met him for the first time.

The family of three are allegedly at the Middleton home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, after spending a night at Kensington Palace.

George was the bookmakers’ favourite for the first name of the prince. The duke and duchess had been expected to pick a traditional royal name. Royal infants usually have historical names which are passed down through the generations.

There have been six King Georges up to now, most recently the Queen’s father. The name Louis is Prince William’s fourth name and Alexander was said to be a favourite of Catherine’s.

This is a fairly quick announcement of a name compared with previous royal babies. It took seven days to name newborn Prince William in 1982, and there was a wait of a month for Prince Charles’s birth in 1948.

Congratulations to the whole family.  

 

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