Royal couple settle on George for future king

| 25/07/2013

(CNS): The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that they will be naming their son George Alexander Louis and the third in line to the throne will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. The royal couple announced the baby’s names on Wednesday evening in London and have as predicted by the pundits chosen to stick with very traditional royal names. There have already been six British monarchs called George – the last being the Queen's father, George VI. Louis is also a favourite and was the name of Lord Mountbatten, the uncle of the Duke of Edinburgh.

George was the most popular name with betting firms William Hill, Coral and Paddy Power.

The announcement came just one day after the duchess left hospital and two days after she gave birth, and hours after the Queen met her great-grandson for the first time. This was the first time in more than a century a reigning monarch met a great-grandchild born in direct succession to the crown when Elizabeth II was introduced to Prince George.

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  1. Just Commentin' says:

    Ohhh…myyy…GAWD! Puleeze!

    The only differences between all this "royal" b/s and "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" is that the latter totally absurd reality show is not an obscene drain on tax-payer dollars, nor does anyone really take the K's that seriously.  (Well, this and, all dat booty is way, way, wayyyyy finer on the Kardashian show.)

    Misuse of the word "monarch" in the context of the British "royal" family is beyond absurd. The word is derived from the Greek monarkhes which means "one who rules alone". How can the word possibly apply to anyone in this clown show?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations to the proud parents. Best wishes for you and your baby, Prince George.

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