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Royal Baby Prince George’s Nickname Will Be “Georgie,” Says Prince Charles

Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince George
Prince Charles says Kate Middleton and Prince William's son, Prince George, will be nicknamed "Georgie"

Prince George has a royal nickname! While visiting the Whitstable Oyster Festival in Kent, England on Monday, July 29, Prince Charles and wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall gave an update on their grandson, Prince George.

Kate Middleton and Prince William, both 31, welcomed their first child together on July 22, and told the public two days later that they named him George Alexander Louis. While chatting with locals at the festival, Prince Charles, 64, said George is a "very good name." But he also said that his grandson will be have the nickname "Georgie in no time." (The late Prince George, Duke of Kent was called 'Georgie' by his family.)

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Prince Charles also received a gift to bring back to little Georgie from well-wisher Shona Corcoran and her 3-year-old daughter Hannah. "It's one of the Whitstable Oyster Festival T-shirts and we just wanted to give something to George," Corcoran told Prince Charles. "Oh, that's fantastic, thank you," he replied. "I'm sure he'll like to wear that."

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During the day, the Prince and Duchess walked around the stalls, sampled oysters and mingled with festival-goers. Teacher Nicki Wray, 31, from Nottingham, also spoke to Prince Charles and told reporters: "I just caught his eye and said, 'Congratulations, granddad, you must be so pleased.' He said 'Yes, we are, pleased as punch.'" Wray also said that the Prince of Wales told her his grandson is "very loud."

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Prince William made the same joke to reporters when he introduced his son outside the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital on July 23. "He's got a good pair of lungs on him that's for sure," the new dad said of the Prince of Cambridge. "He's a good boy, he's quite heavy."

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