Prince George, the first child of Catherine, Princess of Wales (commonly known as Kate Middleton), and William, Prince of Wales, was born in London, England, on July 22, 2013. After his father, he is second in line for the British throne.
Prince George’s grandparents are Prince Charles and Princess Diana from his father’s side and Carole and Michael Middleton from his mother’s side.
The second in line to the British throne, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, was born on July 22, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, England. Prince William of Wales and Duchess Catherine of Cambridge, usually referred to as Kate Middleton, welcomed their first child, Prince George, in 2011. Reporters congregated outside the hospital to cover the prince’s birth, which was widely anticipated and turned into a major world news event. He was born in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital, where his father, Royal William, and uncle, Prince Harry, were also born to Princess Diana and Prince Charles, weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces.
Prince George’s official birth announcement was displayed on an easel outside Buckingham Palace in accordance with royal custom. It said: “Her Majesty the Queen At 4.24 pm today, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a son in safety. Her Royal Highness is doing well, as is her child.” But, Prince William and Kate Middleton defied convention and made their newborn public before the official announcement, welcoming a bigger group of onlookers and reporters outside the hospital.
According to the Duchess, it’s “quite emotional.” “It’s a unique moment. I believe that any parent may relate to this emotion.”
Prince George is second in line to the throne after his father, Prince William. His birth marked the first time since the reign of Queen Victoria that three generations of direct heirs are alive at the same time.
Prince George… and Princess Charlotte
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s second child’s impending birth was announced in 2014. Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces, was born to the Duchess on May 2, 2015, at 8:34 a.m. local time at St. Mary’s Hospital. The third in line to the throne is Princess George’s sister.
Prince Louis, the third child for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, was welcomed on April 23, 2018, according to Kensington Palace. After Princess Charlotte and before their uncle Prince Harry, Prince George’s brother will be fourth in line for the throne.
Royal Christening and Godparents Named
In October 2013, Prince George was baptized at St. James’s Palace, marking his first public outing in three months. At this time, it was also revealed that Prince George would have seven godparents, including Zara Tindall, Prince William’s cousin and the daughter of Princess Anne; Oliver Baker, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, and William van Cutsem; a close friend of William and Kate; Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton; Julia Samuel; and Earl Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster’s son.