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's third name could be Lord Mountbatten tribute

Prince George of Cambridge's third given name, Louis, could to be a tribute to Lord Louis Mountbatten, the Duke of Edinburgh's uncle and the last British Viceroy of India before independence in 1947.

Lord Mountbatten and William's father, Prince Charles, were very close - he was Charles' confidant.

Lord Louis Mountbatten was close to Prince Charles, Prince George's grandfather. Credit: PA/PA Archive

He was known by the royal family as Uncle Dickie and was assassinated by the IRA in August 1979.

Louis is also the Duke of Cambridge's fourth name - he is named William Arthur Philip Louis.


George VI was last British King to be named George

The last British King to named George was George VI - Queen Elizabeth's father and the newly named Prince George's great great grandfather.

King George VI stands with the now Queen Elizabeth II (left) holding her son, Prince Charles. Credit: PA Wire

This picture shows King George VI standing behind the now Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen is holding her son, Prince Charles.

Factfile: Georges who have become King

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their son HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge.

Previous Georges who have become Britain's King are:

  • George I - ruled August 1714 to June 1727
  • George II - ruled June 1727 to October 1760
  • George III - ruled October 1760 to January 1820
  • George IV - ruled January 1820 to June 1830
  • George V - ruled May 1910 to January 1936
  • George VI - ruled December 1936 to February 1952

George VI was Queen Elizabeth II's father and George V was the Queen's grandfather.

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