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All about Prince George on his 9th birthday: Different name he almost had and where he sits in line for the throne

Prince George celebrates his ninth birthday today (22 July 2022), but did you know he was almost given an entirely different name? It seemed just…

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Prince George celebrates his ninth birthday today (22 July 2022), but did you know he was almost given an entirely different name?

It seemed just like yesterday was the world rejoicing the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s firstborn, Prince George. The royal couple stepped out of St Mary’s Lindo Wing nine years ago to present their bundle of joy, and the public has been keeping up with the adorable youngster ever since.

Prince William and Kate Middleton released an image of George in honor of the special day, showing the royal grinning in a blue polo shirt. Photographed by his mother during a family holiday in the UK earlier this month, the young prince bears a striking resemblance to his father.

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Five things you probably didn’t know about the young prince

Prince George was almost named Alexander

Kate Middleton initially wanted to name her first son Alexander, according to royal family expert Katie Nicholl. “Although Kate apparently suspected it was a boy and had set her heart on the name Alexander, they had not yet decided what to call their firstborn,” wrote Women and Home.

The Cambridges made sure to include Alexander in George’s middle name; his full name is George Alexander Louis.

His first name is a direct tribute to his great-grandfather, King George VI. Alexander refers to Queen Elizabeth’s middle name, Alexandra and Louis is also his father’s middle name, which is thought to be a tribute to Prince Philip’s uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten.

Photo by Niki Nikolova/FilmMagic

He is third in the succession line

George may only be nine years old, but he’s already got huge responsibility as the third in line to the British throne. He will be king after his grandfather, the Prince Of Wales, and his father, the Duke Of Cambridge.

The young royal will be the seventh King George of the United Kingdom.

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His nickname comes from a famous tea brand

Possibly the most British thing to do: nickname your child after a tea company.

It’s tradition for royals to drop their royal titles and go by their full names in the workplace or at school – Prince George’s classmates know him as George Cambridge – but his friends have embraced his royal status. They reportedly call him “PG” for Prince George.

The name rolls off the tongue so easily that his parents now call him “PG Tips” at home, like the tea brand.

George is a tennis fan

In 2017, footballer Casey Stoney revealed that the young prince wasn’t a fan of contact sports. “He [Prince William] said at the moment he’s trying to teach George that football is actually a contact sport, but George doesn’t really like it when he’s palming him off and getting physical,” she explained.

Looking at the royal’s expression during his first Wimbledon visit this year, we can tell that he’s more of a tennis man.

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He calls the Queen “gan-gan”

At age two-and-a-half, George called the Queen “Gan-gan”, likely because great-grandmother was a mouthful at two years old.

“She always leaves a little gift or something in their room when we go and stay and that just shows her love for her family,” Kate said in 2016.

Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

 
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