Royal Baby Name Is Prince George Alexander Louis! Kate Middleton, Prince William Announce Name

Royal baby is named Prince George Alexander Louis!
Kate Middleton and Prince William announce name of their son John Phillips/UK Press via Getty

All hail His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge! After welcoming the birth of their firstborn son on Monday, July 22, Kate Middleton and Prince William announced the name of the future King of England on Wednesday.

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis," Clarence House tweeted.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 31, welcomed their baby boy at St. Mary's Hospital in London at 4:24 p.m. He weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz. at the time of his birth.

The official announcement was placed on a wood and gold easel behind the gates of Buckingham Palace. "We could not be happier," Prince William said shortly after his son's arrival. They introduced him the next day outside St. Mary's Hospital.

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Choosing a royal baby name is no easy task! Prince Williams' parents Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana spent seven days choosing his name, while Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip waited one month before naming Charles.

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Prince Charles, 64, issued a statement expressing his excitement over the birth of his first grandchild, the third in line to the British throne. "Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy," he said. "Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone's life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future."

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