"It is with great delight that I can confirm that the new royal baby is named after none other than my humble self. Both parents are keen followers of my mother's blog and frequently comment - anonymously of course - approvingly on my 'antics' as my mother likes to call them, or adventures into the great unknown as I prefer to refer to them.
"Their decision to name their new son after me will possibly shock many but those who know and love me will not be in the least surprised. I have woofed my best wishes to them and anticipate regular updates on the progress of the baby I already consider my dog-son.
"Rumours that a knighthood is in the offing are slightly premature but I foresee a flurry of George-themed novelties hitting the shops - if they are not already there. But you may rest assured that I will only give my blessing to the most tacky of them.
"I have suggested to my mother that she should curtsey when addressing me in future but I am sad to report that her response was less positive than I would have hoped. However I have made it clear to her that a new purple velvet rug, as seen in the latest Dogs-R-Us catalogue, is an absolute must for the dog after whom the future king of Britain is named.
"I have to go and prepare myself as I am expecting the paparazzi any minute now and I can't let them see me with red wine on my head. Dear Friends, I want to assure you that any scandalous gossip you may read in the press about me in future days is untrue and spread by that poodle down the road who has always been jealous of my popularity.
"So, once again, I send my heartiest congratulations to William and Kate on their excellent decision to name their son after me. He could not have a better role model and I will do my very best to live up to all the expectation, heavy though that burden lies on my dog shoulders.
"Your most humble and sometime obedient servant, George (I am dropping the Hinds as befits a dog of my fame and soon to be raised rank - but I say too much.)"