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ROYAL BABY NAME: George Alexander Louis Windsor

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Royal officials say Britain's new prince has been named George Alexander Louis.

Palace officials said Wednesday that the 2-day-old baby and third-in-line to the throne will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.

Earlier in the day, the baby met his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.

His parents - Prince William and Kate - then brought him to Kate's parents in their village near London - pretty much like any regular family.

The baby is named for Queen Elizabeth's father, King George VI who died in 1952.


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A beaming Prince William and his wife, Kate, have shown their newborn baby boy to the world.

Kate carried the future monarch outside St. Mary's Hospital in central London Tuesday so he could be photographed by the waiting press.

The photos are likely to be reprinted for decades as the baby grows into adulthood and his role as a future king.

The young family is expected to head to an apartment at Kensington Palace.

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It's Day One of parenting for William and Kate. After the excitement, fatigue and joy of childbirth - emotions shared with a nation - the young couple is expected to bring the prince home and start to care for him.

But the lad's name - and his likeness - remain a royal mystery. And as the infant child begins a long journey expected to see him someday become a king, Brits - and indeed people from around the world - joined the royal family in celebration.

"It's a Boy!" was splashed across many front pages, while Britain's top-selling The Sun newspaper temporarily changed its name to "The Son" in honor of the tiny monarch-in-waiting.

A gun salute to mark the child's birth is expected later Tuesday.

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Palace officials say Prince William's wife Kate has given birth to a baby boy.

The birth announcement, via a press release from Kensington Palace, said the boy was born at 4:24 p.m. weighing 8 pounds 6 ounces.

The infant will become third in line for the British throne after Prince Charles and William.

Kate checked into a private wing at St. Mary's Hospital in central London early Monday morning.

William spent the long hours of labor at her bedside. This is the couple's first child.

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"Things are progressing as normal." That's the word from a spokesman for Prince William and his wife Kate, after the Duchess of Cambridge went into labor this morning.

Royal officials say the couple traveled by car to St. Mary's Hospital in central London without a police escort, just before 6 a.m. They entered through a side door, avoiding the world's media gathered on the street outside the private Lindo Wing of the hospital, where Princess Diana also gave birth to William and his younger brother, Prince Harry.

Kate will be looked after by a top-notch medical team led by royal gynecologist Dr. Marcus Setchell. Palace officials are not expected to provide many details about how her labor is progressing.

The baby will be third in line to become Britain's monarch, after Prince Charles and William.



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Palace officials say Prince William's wife, Kate, has been admitted to the hospital in the early stages of labor.

Royal officials said that Kate travelled by car to St. Mary's Hospital in central London. Kate - also known as the Duchess of Cambridge - is expected to give birth in the private Lindo Wing of the hospital, where Princess Diana gave birth to William and his younger brother, Prince Harry.

The baby will be third in line for the British throne - behind Prince Charles and William - and is anticipated eventually to become king or queen.

The medical team will be led by royal gynecologist Dr. Marcus Setchell.

The child will be the first for William and Kate, who married in 2011 after a long courtship.


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