The History Behind Royal Baby George's Name


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge decided upon a name for their young prince today, but how did the royal couple settle upon George Alexander Louis?

According to ET's royal experts, Victoria Arbiter and Henry Meller, the moniker is steeped deeply in family history--Queen Elizabeth's, especially.

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"The Queen's middle name is Alexandra," explains Arbiter. "Alexander would be the male form of that and, in a way, pay tribute to the Queen."

Additionally, His Royal Highness the Prince of Cambridge's first name, George, is a nod to Elizabeth's father, King George VI.

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As for the prince's middle name, it's been speculated Louis is a tribute of sorts to Prince Phillip's (the Queen's husband) grandfather Prince Louis Alexander. The name also figures into the newborn father's given name, William Arthur Philip Louis.