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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced their baby son will be called George Alexander Louis.

George was the most popular name with the bookies with betting firms William Hill, Coral and Paddy Power all offering short odds on the moniker. Six King Georges have worn the crown throughout history since the German-born George I, the first Hanoverian king of Great Britain, acceded to the throne in 1714.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, with their newborn son. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 23, 2013. See PA story ROYAL Baby. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, with their newborn son. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 23, 2013. See PA story ROYAL Baby. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire