As it turned out, Kate and William’s first child was born a boy. Prince George was delivered on July 22, 2013, in the same hospital where both his father and his uncle had been born. And as soon as the news broke that a healthy baby had been brought into the world, the crowds outside the hospital erupted into cheers and celebration.
Soon, the name announcement came – George Alexander Lewis. It was full of significance to the royal family. George’s first name comes from the Queen’s father, King George VI. (If George chooses to keep his name when he takes the throne, he’ll become King George VII.) Alexander is thought to be a reference to the Queen’s middle name, Alexandra. And Louis is one of the middle names that Prince William also has.
Moreover, like all young royals, Prince George spent a lot of time in the spotlight alongside his equally famous parents. The world looked on as he grew from a baby into a toddler, and interested parties observed all the engagements and events that George attended. Indeed, in just the first four years of his life, Prince George did more than most adults have ever done.