Royal baby nickname: Prince George to be known as Georgie?

Published Tuesday, Jul 30 2013, 16:05 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge is quite a mouthful so maybe it's no surprise the newborn royal baby could adopt a nickname: Georgie.

Well, that's according to the tot's doting grandfather Prince Charles.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate, welcomed their first son on Monday, 22 July at St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London. It was announced shortly after the birth that the third in line to the throne would be called George Alexander Louis.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall tour Whitstable Harbour, 29 July 2013

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Prince Charles was handed a gift for baby George during an outing on 29 July

During a public engagement in Kent yesterday, the baby's grandfather Prince Charles said that George is a "very good name" and predicted he'll be called "Georgie in no time".

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were swamped with well wishes about the new arrival during an appearance at the Whitstable Oyster Festival.

The royal couple were given plenty of gifts to pass on to baby George, who is currently residing at Kate's parents' home in Bucklebury, Berkshire.

Prince William and Kate Middleton leave St Mary's Hospital in London with Royal baby, Prince George - 23 July 2013


Kate and William leaving hospital with George on 23 July

Prince Charles and Camilla met the youngest member of the royal family the day after his birth when they visited the hospital in central London.

The Queen and Prince Harry met the child the following day, when Kate and William returned home to Kensington Palace.

It's thought the Queen's husband Prince Phillip has yet to meet his great-grandson as he's still recovering from his recent abdominal surgery at the Sandringham Estate.

However, it's been reported Phillip will meet the tiny tot when he travels to Balmoral to holiday with the Queen next month. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to be planning a special trip just to make the introduction.

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