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22/07/2013

Prince George Born

On this day in history in 2013, Prince William and Kate's first child was born. He was born at the Lindo Wing in St. Mary’s Hospital in London, England. Journalists and reporters camped out outside the entrance to the Lindo Wing for days to get the first glimpse of the new arrival.

Two days after his birth, the royal family announced his full name: His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge. His first name paid tribute to his great-great-great grandfather, King George V, as well as his great-great grandfather, King George VI. Alexander was seen as a possible nod to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II (who was christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary), or to Queen Victoria, whose full name was Alexandrina Victoria. Louis was thought to honor his great-great-uncle, Louis Mountbatten, who played matchmaker to the queen and her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and was very close to Prince Charles.

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