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Royal Baby George Alexander Louis: Prince Charles' Connection to the Name George

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Prince William's dad has a connection to the royal baby's name of Prince George Alexander Louis.

It turns out that in years past, Prince Charles has admitted to respecting and most looking up to King George III, who ruled England from 1760 to 1820. During a visit with school children at London's Pimlico Academy last year, Charles was asked which monarch he most admired.

"We asked him the question, 'Which monarch do you most respect?' And he said George III because he thought he was a really good man," student Marilyn Goncalves told the Telegraph in December after meeting Charles. "He thought that he was a really good king."

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Classmate Joshua Ashworth added to the paper, "He said he also believes that his mother was really important in stabilizing Britain throughout many years."

But the Charles-George connection doesn't stop there. It's also been rumored in the past that Charles, who's first in line for the throne behind Queen Elizabeth II, hopes to take the name George during his rule to avoid negative connotations associated with the name Charles (Charles I was beheaded at the end of his reign in 1694).

Back in 2005, The Guardian reported that Charles had discussions with his "trusted friends" about taking the name George once he takes the throne. However, a source close to Charles shot down the rumors, saying, "Anyone who knows the Prince of Wales knows he does not sit around talking to his chums, discussing what he wants to be called."

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Additionally, Charles reportedly once said in a British TV documentary, "George III led Britain through 60 years of enormous social upheaval, industrial revolution and terrible hardships inflicted by war with Napoleon. Yet history remembered him above all as the 'mad king' or the 'king who lost America.' This is a travesty."

Earlier today, it was announced that Prince William and Kate Middleton have named their royal baby boy George Alexander Louis. Their son will also be known as Prince George of Cambridge. Little George was born on July 22, 2013, and was revealed to the world yesterday, July, 23, by his parents as their left the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London.

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