Prince George

Prince George was born at 4.24pm on 22nd July 2013 at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London.

Prince George on his 10th birthday - photo credit Millie Pilkington

As the first child of The Prince and Princess of Wales, he is second in line to the throne, and news of his birth was celebrated the world over. 

The Prince and Princess, then the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, left hospital with their new son on 23rd July. They paused on the steps of the Lindo Wing to allow the world to catch a first glimpse of the new-born prince.

The Prince of Wales then safely installed his new son into the car seat, before he drove his family home to Kensington Palace.

On 24th July, The Duke and Duchess announced that they would name their child George Alexander Louis. He would be formally known as Prince George of Cambridge.

Prince George was christened on Wednesday, 23rd October 2013 at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.

In keeping with Royal tradition, Prince George wore the hand-made replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by Angela Kelly, Dressmaker to The Queen. The Lily Font and water from the River Jordan were also used during the baptism.

The Prince and Princess of Wales chose the following people to be Godparents to Prince George: Mr Oliver Baker, Mrs David Jardine-Paterson, Earl Grosvenor (Hugh), Mr Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, The Hon Mrs Michael Samuel, Mrs Michael Tindall and Mr William van Cutsem.

In April 2014, Prince George accompanied his parents on their official three week tour of New Zealand and Australia, and received a warm welcome in both countries. 

Prince George became a brother on 2nd May 2015, and he accompanied his Father to St Mary's Hospital to meet his new sister, Princess Charlotte, for the first time. The Prince and Princess of Wales have chosen to share a number of photographs of their young family with the public, to mark important milestones.

The Prince and Princess of Wales with Prince George and Princess Charlotte - photo credit Chris Jackson

In September 2016 Prince George, with his sister, accompanied his parents on their official visit to Canada, and in July 2017 they again joined their parents on an official tour to Poland and Germany.

Prince George became big brother for the second time on 23 April 2018, following the birth of Prince Louis. The Prince of Wales brought Prince George and Princess Charlotte to visit their mother and new brother at the hospital.

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