Meet HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge! Kate Middleton and Prince William revealed their baby name via a statement through Kensington Palace on Wednesday, only two days after Middleton gave birth.The statement read: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis. The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.” According to Pamela Redmond Satran, co-founder of the baby naming website Nameberry there have been more kings named George in the past three centuries than any kings of any other name. “It’s a regal choice and fitting for the royal baby,” she says. "And of course the name Cambridge is fitting since his parents are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge." The baby’s middle names hold significance, too. According to various betting websites, if baby had been born a girl, Alexandra was the number one choice, so it makes sense that the male version—Alexander—was chosen,” says Nameberry co-founder Linda Rosenkrantz. And the name Louis was likely chosen to commemorate Lord Louis Mountbatten, a close friend and mentor of Prince Charles who was assassinated by Irish terrorists in 1979. On Tuesday, Kate Middleton and Prince William introduced the royal baby on the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital in London. William told reporters, "We are still working on a name, so we will have that as soon as we can" and "It is the first time we have seen him really, so we are having a proper chance to catch up."And although it was a letdown for reporters and fans hungry for more royal baby news, according to CNN Royal Contributor Victoria Arbiter, it’s not surprising that the royal couple is doing things on their own terms. “There is no official protocol for announcing a royal baby’s name,” Artiber told Yahoo! Shine. “Everyone has done it differently—Princess Diana and Prince Charles waited one week to release Prince William’s name, while Prince Harry was named immediately. And Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip waited about a month to name Charles.
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