Kate Middleton is a particular fan of this baby name

In fact, according to experts, she originally 'had her heart set on' it for Prince George...

The Cambridges are undoubtedly the most talked-about family in the world, and with their roles elevated over the coronavirus pandemic, it’s hardly surprising that Prince William and Kate Middleton are making even more news.

From the family's volunteer work and Prince Louis' struggle with social distancing, to their relocation to Kensington Palace, the Cambridges are all anyone can talk about.

Prince William and Kate Middleton got the world talking recently, from their sweet couple moments at royal engagements to the gorgeous family photos and videos that they post regularly online.

Today it was Kate Middleton who made headlines, as it emerged that when naming her firstborn son (Prince George), there was actually another name that she had her heart set on.

The moniker in question? Alexander.

‘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,’ royal expert Katie Nicholl told Vanity Fair.

‘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.’

The couple did eventually choose to name their firstborn son George, but did still include the moniker Alexander as his middle name.

We can't imagine Prince George as an Alexander now!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.