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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George and James bookies favourites for prince's name

Bookmakers have seen George and James become the favourites for the new prince's name.

George was the favourite with William Hill (5/2) and Paddy Power (6/4), while Ladbrokes had James at 2/1.

Henry, the given name of the Duke's brother Prince Harry, is also in the running, along with Alexander and Louis.

Ladbrokes has Henry at 5/1, the same as it is offering George, after what it said was an "unprecedented amount of bets" in the last 48 hours bringing it in from 50/1.

The public may have to wait to cash in their betting slips. It is not uncommon for royals to take their time naming babies: Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip waited for a month in the case of Prince Charles.

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