Prince William and Kate name their son George Alexander Louis

Prince William and Kate have named their son George Alexander Louis, the Palace says.

Palace officials said Wednesday that the 2-day-old baby and third-in-line to the throne will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.

Earlier in the day, the baby met his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.

His parents - Prince William and Kate - then brought him to Kate's parents in their village near London - pretty much like any regular family.

No one can tell what political and personal changes the intervening years will bring, but the baby can be expected to become the head of state of 16 countries, including Britain, Australia and Canada. The child will also eventually become Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

The little prince represents a living link to Britain's imperial history â?? the infant is the great-great-great-great-great-grandchild of Queen Victoria, who ruled at the peak of British power.

The royal couple appeared happy and relaxed as they emerged from the hospital Tuesday with the prince for the public's first glimpse. William said he and his wife are still deciding what to name the baby.

The baby was born at 4:24 p.m. Monday and weighs 8 pounds 6 ounces.

(Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.)