The royal baby’s birth date meant the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Prince William had the perfect opportunity to give their son an extra meaningful name – except they already used it on their eldest son.
You see, April 23 just so happens to be St George’s Day – the feast day for the patron saint of England and the protector of the royal family. His cross even makes up part of the Union Jack on the British flag.
Keen royal fans have pointed out that because of royals love of giving names with traditional ties, George would have been the perfect name for the couple’s third child.
Should have saved the name “George”. #RoyalBabyName
— Sockie on the Case (@SockieWhodunit) April 23, 2018
For obvious reasons it is a shame they named their first son George or todays birth could have been more apt #RoyalBabyName
— Neil Quigley (@NeilQuigley) April 23, 2018
Why don’t they call him George II ? #royalbabywatch
— James Walmsley (@walmsl1) April 23, 2018