LONDON — The little prince was in need of a name, and now, by George, he’s got one. Make that three: George Alexander Louis. The announcement yesterday that Prince William and his wife, Kate, had selected a moniker steeped in British history came as royal officials said the new parents were seeking quiet family time away from the flashbulbs and frenzy that accompanied the birth of their first child. While the news put to rest intense speculation over what name the couple would choose, the extreme interest around it illustrated how the 2-day-old future heir is already on his way to a lifetime of fanfare and public glare. Kensington Palace said William and Kate were “delighted to announce” their son’s name, adding that the baby will be known as “His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.” The name George — borne by six kings — befits the boy now third in line to the British throne and was a favorite among British bookmakers, evoking the steadfastness of the queen’s father, George VI, who rallied the nation during World War II. Alexander is a name shared by three medieval Scottish kings, and Louis could be a tribute to Lord Louis Mountbatten,… Read full this story
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