Full Name: George Alexander Louis
Born: 22nd July 2013
Son of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Residence: Kensington Palace, London & Anmer Hall, Norfolk.
George is the first child and son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and therefore the future King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Commonwealth. On the day of his birth a 21-signal gun salute took place in London and the royal birth was announced by the traditional easel display outside Buckingham Palace. However, the news had already been announced by Palace officials.
His name was announced the following day as George Alexander Louis. The choice of George was not a surprising choice owing to it being the name of six British Kings, including the previous one, the Queen’s father, (read more about him here) and his father George V. The name Alexander was slightly more unusual but has been a significant royal name in Scotland owing to there being three Kings called Alexander. Yet this may have also been a nod to the Queen as one of her middle names is Alexandra. Louis has been a fairly common royal name for centuries and became more popular in Britain during Victoria’s reign. It is one of Prince William’s middle names and is most likely to have been chosen in memory of Louis Mountbatten, Prince Philip’s Uncle and a confident of Prince Charles. He was shockingly killed by the IRA in 1979. Louis is clearly a name loved by the Duke and Duchess as they gave it to their youngest son born in 2018.
Prince George has made several memorable public appearances in his 5 years. Notably joining his parents on a royal tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2014. He famously met Barack Obama in 2016 while wearing his dressing gown. In 2018 he was photographed as a pageboy at his Uncle Harry’s wedding and then again at Princess Eugenie’s, both at Windsor Castle.
In September 2017 he started school at Thomas’ Battersea, a co-independent junior school. It was announced in January 2019 that his younger sister, Charlotte will be joining him in September.
Future predictions for George: After leaving Thomas’, George may follow in his father’s footsteps and attend Eton College in Windsor. He is most likely to go on to University and then begin a career in the military as has traditionally been the case for male members of the royal family. Ultimately he will be king, however when that will be, we will just have to wait and see.