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Royal baby name revealed

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their first-born son after his great great grandfather.

The couple’s son will be called George Alexander Louis, according to a statement from Clarence House.

Prince William’s wife Catherine Middleton gave birth to the baby boy at St. Mary’s Hospital in London on Monday.

The couple are said to be “delighted” to reveal the moniker after days of anticipation.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis,” read a tweet from Clarence House posted on Wednesday.

The name could make His Royal Highness Prince of Cambridge the future King George VII.

The child is third in line to the throne, following his grandfather, Prince Charles, and father, Prince William.

The royal baby is named for his great great grandfather, George VI. The monarch was the father of Queen Elizabeth II.

The name Louis is taken from Prince Philip's uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten.

The child made his debut to the world on Tuesday evening, when his parents, the Duke and Duchess, emerged on the steps of St. Mary’s with the newborn cradled in their arms.

William and Catherine wore matching light blue attire as they waved to a waiting crowd and addressed well-wishers.

"He's good a got pair of lungs that's for sure, he's a big boy,” William said, laughing, “Her looks, thankfully. He has way more [hair] than me, thank God."

Catherine and the baby were discharged later Tuesday evening and travelled with William home to Kensington Palace.

“Their Royal Highnesses would like to reiterate their thanks to the hospital for the care and treatment they have all received,” read a statement from the couple.

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