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Palace: Prince William, Kate Middleton Name Son George Alexander Louis

Baby Will Be Known As His Royal Highness Prince George Of Cambridge
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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart The Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England. (credit: Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart The Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary’s Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England. (credit: Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

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LONDON (CBSNewYork/AP) – Royal officials say Britain’s new prince has been named George Alexander Louis.

Kensington Palace said the royals are “delighted to announce” their son’s name, adding that the 2-day-old baby and third-in-line to the throne will be known as “His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.”

Six previous British kings have been named George and the name was a favorite of British bookmakers in the run-up to Wednesday’s announcement.

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Earlier in the day, the baby met his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II. His parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton, then brought him to Kate’s parents in their village near London.

The young family made their first public appearance together on Tuesday, when William and Kate presented the world with its first glimpse of the newborn prince.

The baby slept through his first photo-op outside London’s St. Mary’s Hospital, while his parents beamed as they chatted easily with reporters. For a royal family that has had a fraught relationship with the media, it was a positive sign.

“He’s got a good pair of lungs on him, that’s for sure,” Prince William said. “He’s a big boy. He’s quite heavy.”

After leaving the hospital, the couple introduced their son to his uncle, Prince Harry.

Now that Kate and William have chosen a  name, they are expected to soon choose a photographer for the baby’s first official portrait.

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