Royal Baby Name: George Alexander Louis!

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After months of speculation, the Royal Baby betting market is officially closed:

HRH The Prince of Cambridge now has a name: George Alexander Louis!

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The 31-year-old Kate Middleton gave birth to the prince on Monday, and the couple took him home from the hospital last night, just over 24 hours later.

Not before providing us with some precious Royal Baby photos, fortunately.

The couple confirmed the Royal Baby's name on Twitter moments ago:

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis," Clarence House confirmed.

As per the pomp and pageantry of aristocratic tradition, the baby's arrival, and the eventual announcement of its gender, was heralded via a royal declaration.

Signed by Kate's doctor, the notice was taken to Buckingham Palace via police escort, and placed on an easel outside the palace. Standard royal protocol.

William, 31, was by his wife's side when they went to the hospital, was present during the child's birth, stayed the night and then drove the family home.

"We could not be happier," the new dad said following the child's arrival.

Fun Fact #1: As for the royal baby's last name ... it's unclear. According to the BBC News, mom and dad have to pick! It could be Wales, like dad; Cambridge, like the royal house bestowed on his parents by Queen Elizabeth II; or Mountbatten-Windsor, the two-for-one surname of Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's husband. We'll see!

Fun fact #2: Little George is the son of Prince William, who's the son of Prince Charles, who's the son of Queen Elizabeth II, who's the daughter of George VI, who's the brother of Edward VIII and the son of George V, who's the son of Edward VII, who's the son of Queen Victoria, who's the granddaughter of George III … who ruled during the American Revolution.

Congratulations again to the happy couple! Vote in our poll below:

What do you think of the name George Louis Alexander?

 

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he is such a cutie

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