Royal Roundup: Introducing His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge

Britain's Prince William, right, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge hold the Prince of Cambridge, Tuesday July 23, 2013, as they pose for the media outside St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing in London where the Duchess gave birth on Monday July 22. The boy, who is third in line to the British throne, has since been named George Alexander Louis by his parents and will be known as Prince George of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince George outside of St. Mary’s Hospital during the royal baby’s first appearance on Tuesday, July 23. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Yesterday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced the name of their son, Prince George Alexander Louis. The royal baby’s official title is His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, although it is more likely he will commonly be referred to as Prince George. It is likely the couple waited to announce the child’s name until after Queen Elizabeth II visited the Duke, Duchess, and Prince yesterday morning, reports BBC. George was a favorite male name amongst bookmakers for the duration of the Duchess’ pregnancy. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince George are currently staying with the Duchess’ parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, in Bucklebury.

  • Following the announcement of the name of the royal baby, many may be wondering what significance is attached to the multiple names of newborn Prince George. BBC takes a look at the history of the royal baby’s three names, George Alexander Louis, in connection to the royal family, perhaps explaining the logic behind the Duke and Duchess’ name choices.
  • During his annual visit to an agricultural show in Powys a woman from Leominister, Herefordshire gave Prince Charles a card for the royal child. The Prince accepted Amanda Winney’s congratulatory card and said he would “pass it on,” says BBC.
  • BBC spoke with Kensington Palace visitors, looking into their feelings on the name of the new royal child.
  • While many had their eyes on the Duke and Duchess as they left St. Mary’s Hospital on Tuesday evening, one Nottingham family business was delighted to also see that one of their wool shawls was wrapped around the royal child. “The family was delighted that Prince George was wearing one of their garments,” mentions BBC. Prince William wore a shawl from the same company, GH Hurt & Son, in his first public appearance.