Royal baby named Prince George

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their son George Alexander Louis, Kensington Palace said.

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Prince George: Leicester's Hindu community celebrates

Leicester's Hindu community are today celebrating the birth of Prince George
Leicester's Hindu community are today celebrating the birth of Prince George Credit: Pukaar News

Leicester's Hindu community are today celebrating the birth of Prince George.

Hindus celebrate the birth of a child on the sixth day (known as Chaathi) in order to offer protection to the new-born baby.

Hindus celebrate the birth of a baby on the sixth day of its life
Hindus celebrate the birth of a baby on the sixth day of its life Credit: Pukaar News

Today's celebrations, organised by British Hindu Voice, will involve traditional Indian music and the distribution of Indian sweets.

Celebrations are taking place today in Leicester city centre
Celebrations are taking place today in Leicester city centre Credit: Pukaar News

Bells of St Paul's to ring in honour of royal birth

The twelve bells at London's St Paul's Cathedral will sound today to mark the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son earlier this week.

Prince George of Cambridge, the third in line to the throne, was born on Monday.

Bells at St Paul's Cathedral will sound to mark the royal birth. Credit: PA Wire

A team of thirteen ringers will ring a peal of 5000 changes of bell composition 'Cambridge Maximus' to commemorate the birth.

The Cathedral bells were also sounded in honour of Prince William's birth in 1982 and Prince Charles' birth in 1948.

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Uncle Harry to make sure Prince George 'has fun'

Prince Harry has declared he is ready to play the proud, protective uncle for his new nephew Prince George and "make sure he has fun".

Speaking at an exhibition for his charity, he said it was "fantastic" to have another addition to the royal family, adding, "I only hope my brother knows how expensive my baby sitting charges are!"

When asked what his mission was as an uncle, Harry replied: "To make sure he has a good upbringing, and keep him out of harm's way and to make sure he has fun."

"The rest I'll leave to the parents."

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Prince Charles: 'Really fun being a grandfather'

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrive at the Lindo Wing to meet their grandson for the first time. Credit: PA Wire

The Prince of Wales told a schoolboy it "was really fun being a grandfather" to Prince George, who was born on Monday afternoon.

Charles met George Austin, nine, as he opened a new garden at Kemble railway station in Gloucestershire, two days after he met his grandson for the first time.

George and sister Lucinda, four, were at the station - the closest to the Prince's Highgrove home - with their grandparents.

George, who lives in Wimbledon, south west London, said: "I was asking him about the baby and he said it was great meeting him at the hospital.

"He said it was really fun being a grandfather."

Prince George on the front pages

Papers laud Prince George after royal baby name revealed
Papers laud Prince George after royal baby name revealed Credit: The Sun

Most national newspapers have kept the royal baby on the front page for a third day as it was revealed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named the young prince George.

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Papers laud Prince George after royal baby name revealed
Papers laud Prince George after royal baby name revealed Credit: The Telegraph

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Papers laud Prince George after royal baby name revealed
Papers laud Prince George after royal baby name revealed Credit: The Times

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Famous Georges respond to royal baby's name

Following news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son has been named Prince George, a number of famous Georges took to Twitter to express their delight.

The Chancellor wrote:

'80s pop sensation Boy George tweeted:

Star Trek actor and I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! finalist George Takei said:

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Alexander 'the name of three medieval Scottish Kings'

Prince George's second given name - Alexander - is the same as three medieval Scottish Kings.

Alexander I of Scotland, who ruled from 1107 to April 1124, was nicknamed "The Fierce".

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave hospital with their son, George.
William and Kate have named their son HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge. Credit: Anwar Hussein/Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

Alexander II was the only son of Scottish King William the Lion and Ermengarde of Beaumont, He ruled from December 1214 to July 1249.

Alexander III was the son of Alexander II and ruled from July 1249 to March 1286.

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