Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton have chosen three traditional royal names by calling their new-born baby boy George Alexander Louis, William’s office said on Wednesday.
The baby, born on Monday to global media frenzy and as third-in-line to the British throne, will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, said Kensington Palace in a statement.
All three names had been among the favourites listed by British bookmakers, and the announcement was relatively quick by royal standards; it took a month for the name of Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, to be announced, and a week for William, his eldest son.
George has been the name of six British kings. The last, George VI, was the father of Queen Elizabeth and reigned from 1936 to 1952.
“They’ve kept it very simple by not trying to represent all parts of the family,” royal historian Tracy Borman told Sky News. “I think there seems to be genuine joy, warmth and good feeling about this birth and the duke and duchess are so popular. People will be nothing but pleased.”
Published in The Express Tribune, July 26th, 2013.
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