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Delight in Brighton and Hove at name of new royal infant Prince George
The Royal baby has been given a distinctly Brightonian name.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son’s full name is George Alexander Louis.
Former royal residence the Royal Pavilion was built as a seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales, later Prince Regent in 1811.
George IV commissioned John Nash to build the iconic Indian-style building The king first visited in 1783 and returned frequently to collect the work of Brighton artists, architects and designers.
Ben Murray, manager at the Prince George pub, on Trafalgar Street, said: “I would like to congratulate the royal couple and say well done for picking a great name. If he ends up being a vegetarian then he can come in whenever he wants and have free food for life.”
A member of staff added: “Obviously we’re terribly excited by the news. We’re certainly hoping to get a few more people coming through the door tonight. We’re thrilled about it and wish the happy couple all the best.”
Generations Sam Everton-Jones, owner and chef of 24 St George’s Restaurant, Kemp Town, said: “We’re pretty chuffed especially as my third son was born recently and we called him George.
“We feel honoured that we have the same name as the future king.
“I am sure we will be doing some kind of celebration. Maybe we will come up with a signature dish.
“Being Brighton-born it all makes you very proud to be British.”
Paul Richards tweeted: “From Dalston to Brighton, the landlords of The Prince George are in for a good night.”
The third in line to the throne will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.
Kate and William were expected to pick a traditional royal name for their son and George was the bookmakers' favourite for the first name of the prince.
Royal infants usually have historical names which are passed down through the generations.
There have been six King Georges, most recently the Queen’s father, who was known to his family as Bertie.
Historian and biographer Robert Lacey said: “George is obviously a tribute to the Queen’s father and will, I imagine, give Her Majesty great pleasure.”
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