Nightly News | July 24, 2013
>> and duchess of cambridge, william and kate revealed the name of their newborn son, he is george alexander louis , or as he will be addressed his royal highness prince george of cambridge . tonight the family made their way to kate 's parents house in the village of bucklebury where kate 's mother the only living grandmother, carol middleton is expected to play a big role in the days and years ahead for that matter. nbc's chris jansing has made her way to bucklebury tonight. chris, good evening.
>> reporter: good evening, brian. from a pub frequented by the middletons, a break with royal tradition to take a two-day heir to the throne out of the palace into the countryside. unexpected they named him quickly. what is not a surprise is the name itself. just 24 hours after the world first glimpsed the baby cambridge, he got a very grownup name.
>> it's george !
>> reporter: george alexander louis .
>> lovely combination actually.
>> a tremendous name. very traditional.
>> reporter: ending a week's long guessing game.
>> it matters an enormous amount in royals, what they're consciously doing is to fling back the memory, the imagination, sometimes hundreds of years.
>> reporter: george the name of six previous kings two of them immortalized by hollywood.
>> apart from the place we must not mention.
>> reporter: the madness of king george iii who lost the american colonies .
>> the united states .
>> reporter: and george vi in the king's speech. he the beloved father of the queen.
>> it got much better, papa.
>> bless you.
>> reporter: who met her great grandson this morning. then will and kate did most untraditional thing taking his royal highness out of the palace off to kate 's hometown of bucklebury . welcomed by the sounds and the sights of celebration. but most of all, by the familiar comfort of kate 's family, who built a bond with william over ten years of the couple's courtship.
>> he is known to call michael middleton dad. carol said to dote on her son-in-law. a photograph of him on her mobile phone .
>> reporter: like diana, carol midd middleton was a hand-on openly affectionate mom. a descendant of coal miners who with her husband built a multimillion dollar business and raised a future queen. now as prince george 's only grandmother she is in a unique position of in flu ens.
>> she will be there to say this is what we achieved with very little. you can go on and do great things, king or not.
>> reporter: and back to the names, apparently, kate liked the name alexander for the girl. that's why alexander now for george . and also louis for lord mountbatten . prince george when he becomes king isn't obligated to take any of those names.
>> chris jansing in a prominent but still small town. chris, thank you.