Prince William greeted well-wishers Tuesday at Westminster Abbey for a traditional Anzac Day service when he had to kindly shut down naming his newborn son “Jerry.”
Anzac Day is a day of remembrance commemorating Australian and New Zealand casualties and veterans. The Duke of Cambridge approached Sir Jerry Mateparae, New Zealand High Commissioner to the UK, and the Dean of Westminster beside him was eager to make a name suggestion for the Duke’s newborn son, at the expense of the High Commissioner.
“I think Jerry would like it to be Jerry,” the Dean joked.
“Jerry’s a strong name, absolutely,” William replied, expertly navigating the comment.
With his third child born on Monday, the world is eagerly awaiting the announcement of the royal baby’s name. Both Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s names were revealed two days after their birth.
Later, the Duke also addressed the condition of both child and mother, the Duchess of Cambridge.
“Are they both well?” the Dean asked.
William assured him they are “very well,” and “are on good form,” adding, “Sleep is going reasonably well so far, so he’s behaving himself, which is good news.”
William was joined by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for the ceremony, while Kate remained at Kensington Palace, caring for the newborn Prince.
The baby was born April 23 at 11:01 AM, weighing 8 lbs. and 7 oz. No word yet on an official name, but the Duke’s lighthearted reply helps to narrow the options down by at least one.CelebrityKate MiddletonPrince WilliamRoyal BabyRoyals