Prince George of Cambridge! Kate and William proudly announce the name of their baby two days after his birth
- Kensington Palace revealed the baby’s full name will be Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge
- Her Majesty wanted to see the Duke, Duchess and Baby Cambridge before she goes on holiday this Friday
- Kate, Prince William and their newborn baby travelled home to Kensington Palace yesterday evening
- Couple say they are ‘still working on a name’ but James and George are the bookies’ favourites
- William jokes his new son ‘has a good pair of lungs’ and tells crowd his child has Kate’s looks and more hair than him
- Kate’s parents Carole and Michael were the first members of the family to visit their daughter and her young son
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have this evening revealed that their son – now the third in line to the throne – will be called George.
Kensington Palace revealed the baby’s full name will be Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge. The name emerged after baby Cambridge was taken to see his grandparents on his first afternoon out as it was revealed the Queen and Prince Harry have now met the royal baby for the first time.
Kate and William smiled broadly and waved from their car as they were driven away from Kensington Palace by security, where they had spent their first night together as a family.
Both the Duke and Duchess looked happy and fresh-faced, with William sat in the front passenger seat and Kate in the back with their child in his baby seat.
They left their west London home shortly after the Queen had visited her new great-grandson and potentially discussed names with the parents, as the guessing game over what he will be called continues.
Kensington Palace officials would not confirm where the young family were going this afternoon, but their black Land Rover was later seen arriving at grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton’s mansion in Bucklebury, Berkshire.
Her Majesty, who will travel to Balmoral for her summer holiday on Friday, spent 30 minutes with the Duke, Duchess and Baby Cambridge from 11am.
It has also emerged that Prince Harry, who is said to be thrilled to have become an uncle, may have been there last night after the trio left hospital, having raced back to London from Wattisham airbase in Suffolk where he is on duty with the RAF.
It is understood that James Middleton and Pippa Middleton were also at Kensington Palace yesterday evening.
Prince Philip has yet to meet the child, but he and his wife will be heading to Balmoral on Friday and it is understood that Kate and William may take the new prince there for a long weekend this summer.
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Relaxed: William looked fresh and was wearing glasses while Kate chatted to their newborn and grinned to people watching as she sat next to their prince’s baby seat
Their were clear hints that Kate and William were off to Bucklebury after heightened police presence was in evidence around the £5million home of the Duchess of Cambridge’s parents this morning.
Yellow police cones with a ‘no waiting’ symbols lined both sides of the road every few yards for around a mile either side of majestic Bucklebury Manor, West Berkshire.
A bright yellow sign stuck to a road sign confirmed an ’emergency’ three-week bylaw prohibited any form of waiting in the road while a pair of police officers stood at both entrances to the Grade II listed Georgian pile, while marked police cars swept past the entrances every couple of minutes.
A large police horsebox marked ‘Mounted section’ arrived in the picturesque village at lunchtime and a small marquee surrounded by marked and unmarked police cars was visible in a nearby field.
It was not possible to tell whether the Duchess’ parents or her siblings, Pippa and James, were at the vast estate, set in 18 acres of land and boasting its own tennis court, swimming pool and library.
Last night The Queen told guests at a Buckingham Palace reception she was ‘thrilled’ at the birth of her great-grandson, and today William and Kate may have discussed potential names with her.
On the eve of the baby’s birth, the Queen famously told a ten-year-old schoolgirl that she didn’t mind if it was a boy or a girl, adding: ‘I would very much like it to arrive. I’m going on holiday’.
Dressed in a turquoise floral outfit she looked relaxed and happy as she left, having travelled the short distance from Buckingham Palace without the Duke of Edinburgh, who is still convalescing at Windsor Castle following exploratory abdominal surgery last month.
Baby Cambridge has spent his first night at homeafter a dramatic evening where the waiting world had its first wonderful glimpse of him.
Happy to be there: The Queen looked expectantly towards the palace as she arrived and she will be pleased to see the baby before she goes on holiday on Friday
Prince William said yesterday they were ‘still working on a name’ for the future king, reportedly because he and Kate wanted to see their baby’s ‘little face’ and get to know him before choosing one.
After he left hospital at around 7pm his aunt Pippa and brother James were waiting for him at Kensington Palace for a cuddle as the little boy is introduced to his family..
The Cambridges were safely tucked away in a small cottage in Kensington Palace’s grounds today, with the only sign of movement this morning being a royal protection officer walking their dog Ludo nearby.