The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have revealed the name of their new baby son: Louis Arthur Charles.
Kensington Palace announced the news, tweeting: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles. The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles.
The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge. pic.twitter.com/4DUwsLv5JQ
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 27, 2018
Prince Louis, who was born on Monday (April 23) weighing in at 8lb 7oz, is William and Kate’s third child and the fifth in line to the throne.
Despite being a surprise choice amongst pundits and bookmakers, Louis is a name which historically runs in the Royal family. Not only does it feature as one of William and Prince George’s middle names, but it was also the name of Prince Philip’s uncle and Queen Victoria’s great-grandson, Louis Mountbatten.
According to ONS data, Louis isn’t a particularly popular baby name, hovering between the 70th and 80th most popular boys names. However, there is no doubt that the name will see a surge in popularity following the baby name reveal.
Prince Louis now shares his name with a whole host of well known Louis’, including Louis Theroux, Louis Armstrong, Louis Vuitton, and Louis Braille. One of the most notable however, is former One Direction star Louis Tomlinson. He took to Twitter to acknowledge the name, stating “I’ll take you under my wing lad. The Adidas tracksuit is in the post!”
Young Louis welcome to the world. I’ll take you under my wing lad. The Adidas tracksuit is in the post!
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) April 27, 2018
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