BUCKINGHAM PALACE ANNOUNCE NAME FOR THE NEW HEIR – Officials at Buckingham Palace announced the name as to what HRH William and Kate have decided upon for the new addition to the Royal Family and third in line to the throne.
His name is HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge and will be officially known as Prince George.
George was the bookmakers favourite as soon as HRH Kate’s pregnancy was announced. Once Prince George ascends to the throne he will become King George VII.
It was announced that Her Majesty the Queen finally got to see her new grandson for the first time this morning and is said to be completely thrilled.
HRH William and Kate have stuck with tradition in order to give the future monarch continuity as George is synonymous with British Kings.
Since 1714 there have been six King George’s on the throne, the first being King George I who was of German decent and the first Hanoverian King of Great Britain. The last George to wear the Crown was of course King George VI and father of Queen Elizabeth II.
During the history of the Royal Family the naming of babies, especially heirs to the throne have taken some time. Prince Charles was born in 1948 and it took the Queen nearly a month to decide on his name. Similarly when William was born Prince Charles and Lady Diana didn’t announce the name for seven days.
In terms of Royal naming this one is probably a record in respect of announcing a name so quickly.
Everyone appears to be delighted and as the Royal Family and the nation continue to celebrate the birth of HRH Prince George it is perceived and hoped that the Monarchy will continue to rein over Britain for many years to come.
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