Royal Baby Name Choice Explained

Royal Baby Name Choice Explained

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have revealed the name of their first born two days after he arrived on Monday at 16:24 BST.

'George Alexander Louis' will also be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge and joins a long and illustrious line that stretches back to the installation of George I in the early eighteenth century.

By choosing a name synonymous with British Kings, Katherine and William have upheld a long-standing royal tradition. The choice is bound to please the bookies, most of which had 'George' down as a front-runner ahead of popular suggestions such as James and Henry.

Elsewhere it was a day of firsts: In a break with more than a century's tradition, The Queen has been introduced to her great grandson. She made the trip from Buckingham Palace to Kensington palace to be with the Duke and Duchess after they had spent their first night there as a family. The last time a similar visit occurred was at the end of the nineteenth century, when the future Edward VIII – who was to abdicate before the outbreak of the Second World War – was visited by Queen Victoria.

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