Posted: Jul 24, 2013 12:41 PM by CBS News
Baby Cambridge now has a name: George Alexander Louis.
The name of Prince William and Kate's son was announced Wednesday by Kensington Palace, two days after he was born.
Palace officials said the baby, who is 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.
For now, the baby is expected to stay out of the spotlight after making his first "public appearance" in the arms of his parents outside of London's St. Mary's Hospital on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, the couple introduced their son to great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, who was keen to see the baby before she starts her annual summer vacation in Scotland later this week. The 87-year-old monarch made a short trip from Buckingham Palace by chauffeur-driven Bentley and spent about half an hour visiting the baby. Palace officials said Prince Harry has also been to see his new nephew.
That afternoon, the young family departed Kensington Palace and headed to see Kate's parents at their home in the English village of Bucklebury, west of London.
Now that Kate and William have chosen a name, they are expected to soon choose a photographer for the baby's first official portrait.
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