Palace: Prince William, Kate Name Son George Alexander Louis

CBS New York

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…

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