And The Royal Baby’s Name Is …
And we finally have a name for the brand new royal baby boy!
Kate Middleton and Prince William revealed Friday that they named their third child Louis Arthur Charles — Prince Louis for short, according to People.com.
Prince Louis, who was born on April 23, joins older brother Prince George, 4, and older sister Princess Charlotte, who turns 3 next week.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles,” Kensington Palace said in a statement released Friday. “The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.”
The baby name choice of Louis, which means "famous warrior" in French, came four days after the little prince's birth and was a surprise, with professional bookies and betters predicting the top contenders would be Arthur and Albert.
The name Louis is part of both the baby's father's name, William Arthur Philip Louis, and of his older brother's name, George Alexander Louis. It's also the name of great-grandfather Prince Philip's grandfather.
The newborn's middle names also hold special meaning. Charles is a tribute to Prince Louis' grandfather Prince Charles. Arthur runs in the family as both Prince Charles' and Prince William's middle names.
Little Prince Louis is fifth in line for the throne, after his grandfather, his father and his two older siblings. He is Queen Elizabeth's sixth great-grandchild.
As is tradition, the new parents-of-three made their first appearance with the tiny prince mere hours (seven, to be exact) after Middleton gave birth. The couple emerged from St. Mary's Hospital on Monday evening with Duchess Catherine cradling the sleeping baby, wrapped in a white blanket, in her arms.
Welcome, Prince Louis! And another big congratulations to the new family of five.
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