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Royal Baby’s Name Announced: George Alexander Louis

LONDON (KTLA) — Prince William and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, have name their baby George Alexander Louis, Clarence House confirmed on Wednesday.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis,” an update on Clarence House’s official Twitter account said.

A second post added: “The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.”

The child is the third in line to the British throne, currently occupied by the queen, behind her son Prince Charles (the baby’s grandfather) and Prince William.

The world got its first glimpse of Prince George Tuesday evening, when the royal couple emerged from St. Mary’s Hospital to a throng of journalists and cheering onlookers.

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Prince William, Catherine and the royal baby emerge from the hospital on Tuesday evening.

They walked down the same steps where the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and Prince Charles introduced William to the world 31 years ago.

William and Catherine took turns holding the baby, who was wrapped in a cream-colored blanket.

They were “still working on a name,” William told reporters on the hospital steps.

“We’ll have that as soon as we can — it’s the first time we’ve seen him really, so we’re having a proper chance to catch up,” he said.

William added that the baby has “a good pair of lungs” and is “a big boy.”

He said he has already changed a diaper, and joked that the baby has more hair than him and got his looks from Catherine.

“It’s very emotional. It’s such a special time,” Catherine said.

William dutifully put his son into a car seat inside a waiting SUV, and then got behind the wheel for the trip to their home at Kensington Palace.

On Wednesday morning, Queen Elizabeth II went to Kensington Palace to meet her great-grandson, CNN reported.

Williams’ brother, Prince Harry, visited a little later in the day, according to Kensington Palace.

The royal baby was born at 4:24 p.m. on Monday and weight 8 pounds, 6 ounces, according to an official announcement posted outside Buckingham Palace.

William was by Catherine’s side throughout the delivery, and the baby was born naturally, not via C-section, a Kensington Palace source told CNN.

There were a multitude of tributes to the future king around the capital on Monday, as crows flocked to Buckingham Palace to see the notice.

The fountains of Trafalgar Square were died blue and landmark BT tower was illuminated in blue. The London Eye was also lit up in patriotic red, white and blue.

The celebrations continued on Tuesday, with two multi-gun salutes and a full peal of the bells at Westminster Abbey, where the royal couple was married just over two years ago.

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