Kate Middleton had her heart set on naming Prince George something completely different.
Cute fact: She referred to George as “our little grape” while pregnant.
Prince George is probably one of the most famous children in the world right about now (other than my personal hero North West), and that’s obviously because he’s going to be king of England one day. But fun fact: This little dude was almost named something completely different.
“Courtiers insisted the pair had not found out the sex of their unborn baby, and friends close to the couple claim William wanted a surprise,” royal reporter Katie Nicholl wrote in a recently resurfaced Vanity Fair report. “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.”
Meanwhile, Nicholl says that “Kate was reported to have affectionately referred to her bump as ‘our little grape’ while she was pregnant, and there was a flurry of betting on possible names.”
George is the name of Queen Elizabeth’s late father, King George VI, and Alexander ended up being one of the prince’s middle names, along with Louis—which Kate and William named their third son. In case you’re curious, George’s full, epically long name is…*drumroll and trumpets*…His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge.
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