On Monday, Prince William and Duchess Kate welcomed the latest royal heir into the world, and on Wednesday, they released the young prince’s name — George Alexander Louis.
According to the palace statement, the baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.
George, long considered the most likely name for the new heir to the throne, was the name of Queen Elizabeth II’s father, King George VI, who died in 1952. “She loved him very much,” British Historian Dr. Andrew Roberts told TODAY.com. “This is a very moving and touching reference to him.”