As it turned out, though, 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 Prince Harry 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.
Then, the name announcement came: the new arrival would be called George Alexander Louis. And that moniker is full of significance to the royal family, it seems. George’s first name is a reference to that of the Queen’s father, King George VI, for example. Meanwhile, Alexander is thought to be a nod to the Queen’s middle name, Alexandra, while Louis is also one of Prince William’s middle names.
It’s perhaps fair to say, too, that Prince George has since spent a lot of time in the spotlight. The world has certainly looked on as he has grown from a baby into a toddler, and interested parties have also observed all the engagements and events that George has attended. Indeed, in just the first four years of his life, Prince George has experienced more than the majority of other children his age.