Royal Baby Name Is Prince George Alexander Louis! Kate Middleton, Prince William Announce Name
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All hail His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge! After welcoming the birth of their firstborn son on Monday, July 22, Kate Middleton and Prince William announced the name of the future King of England on Wednesday.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis,” Clarence House tweeted.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 31, welcomed their baby boy at St. Mary’s Hospital in London at 4:24 p.m. He weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz. at the time of his birth.
The official announcement was placed on a wood and gold easel behind the gates of Buckingham Palace. “We could not be happier,” Prince William said shortly after his son’s arrival. They introduced him the next day outside St. Mary’s Hospital.
Choosing a royal baby name is no easy task! Prince Williams’ parents Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana spent seven days choosing his name, while Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip waited one month before naming Charles.
Prince Charles, 64, issued a statement expressing his excitement over the birth of his first grandchild, the third in line to the British throne. “Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy,” he said. “Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone’s life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future.”
Royal Family Tree: A Guide to Queen Elizabeth II’s Kids and Grandkids
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Born April 21, 1926, to Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI), and his wife, Elizabeth, Elizabeth II was third in line to the throne, behind her uncle and her father. In 1947 she married Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, now the Duke of Edinburgh; together they had four children: Prince Charles (born 1948), Princess Anne (1950), Prince Andrew (1959), and Prince Edward (1963).
Prince Charles, the Late Princess Diana, and Camilla Parker Bowles
Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest child, Charles, Prince of Wales, was born Nov. 14, 1948, and is the longest-serving heir apparent in British history. In 1981, he married Lady Diana Spencer, with whom he had two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. The couple divorced in 1996. Charles has since remarried; he and his former mistress, Camilla Parker Bowles, were wed in 2005.
Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Born June 21, 1982, Prince William is the third-eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, and the second in line to the throne. In April 2011, he married Kate Middleton. A little less than two years later, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced
Born Prince Henry of Wales but commonly known as Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s younger son was welcomed into the world on Sept. 15, 1984. He is Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s fourth grandchild, and the third in line for the throne. A captain in the Blues and Royals of the British Army, Harry has served twice on the front line in Afghanistan. http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/pictures/royal-family-tree-queen-elizabeth-kids-and-grandkids-2013107/31550
Anne, Princess Royal, is Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s only daughter. At the time of her birth on Aug. 15, 1950, she was third in line to the throne; as of 2013, however, she’s 10th. From 1973 to 1992, she was married to Captain Mark Phillips, with whom she had two children, Peter Phillips and Zara Phillips. Since 1992, she has been married to Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, the Duke and Duchess of York
Queen Elizabeth II gave birth to Prince Andrew on Feb. 19, 1960, eight years into her reign. A commander and honorary rear admiral in the Royal Navy, he’s currently fourth in line to the throne, behind Princes Charles, William, and Harry. In 1986, he married Sarah Ferguson, with whom he had two daughters, Beatrice (1988) and Eugenie (1990). Two years after Eugenie’s birth, however, the Duke and Duchess of York announced their separation; they officially divorced four years later, in 1996.
Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones, the Earl and Countess of Wessex
The fourth child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Prince Edward was third in line to the throne at the time of his birth on March 10, 1964. He’s currently seventh, behind his older brothers and their four children. Married since 1999 to Sophie Rhys-Jones, a former public relations executive, Edward, Earl of Wessex, has two young children with his wife: Lady Louise Windsor (2003) and James, Viscount Severn (2007).