The wait for the name of the latest royal baby in the UK is over. Baby Cambridge was born 16.24pm BST Monday in the UK, the first child for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and third in line to the throne.
Such has been media coverage of the birth in the UK that we almost feel as if we have been with the couple every push of the way. In truth however media coverage has been controlled, no doubt by Prince William who will not let the paparazzi hound his wife Kate in the same way they hounded his late mum Princess Diana.
Tuesday the couple with unnamed Baby Cambridge in tow posed for photos outside of St Mary's hospital Paddington before leaving for Kensigton Palace. The one last peice of the baby jigsaw was the boy's name and today the royal couple have announced that he will be named George Alexander Louis.
This is not a very long name for a future monarch. Some of the British monarchy have a half a dozen christian names. Queen Elizabeth's father was King George, and Lord Louis Mountbaten who was assassinated in an IRA terrorist attack was a family favourite of grandad, Prince Charles. Alexander is a nod back to Queen Alexandra.
So the names are traditional with strong family ties to the monarchy of the UK. In other words it is a traditional name even though the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are a thoroughly modern couple.
The baby will be known as Prince George and barring a disaster or revolution in the UK will in the fullness of time become King George VII.
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