Historian advises George an unlikely name for baby

The bookmakers favourite name for the royal baby might be George but social historian Dr Judith Rowbotham, of Nottingham Trent University, told the Daily Telegraph that it is an unlikely option.

Despite the name (George) being a bookies’ favourite, royal advisers are likely to point out that the 19th century Prince George of Cambridge was not exactly a model that (Kate and William) would wish the new prince to emulate.

Though a successful military commander, that Prince George of Cambridge was not popular with his cousin Queen Victoria, especially after he married an actress, Sarah Fairbrother, in 1847. She was, at that time, the mother of four children by three different fathers.

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Royal baby named Prince George

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