Prince William & Kate Middleton Reveal Royal Baby’s Name – Prince Louis
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have finally revealed the name of the newborn royal baby, Louis Arthur Charles.
“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 Friday. “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
The name “Louis” does not have a strong British royal pedigree, as it is a French name, commonly used associated with kings, that means “renowned warrior.” However, the name holds a strong personal connection. The Earl Moutbatten of Burma was named Louis, he was also the uncle of Queen Elizabeth‘s husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. Following his service in World War II, Louis Moutbatten was the last Viceroy of India, which was the head of the British colonial administration in the country. In 1979, he was tragically killed by a bomb that was placed in his fishing boat by the Irish Republican Army.
The baby’s two middle names also hold a special meaning. The name “Charles” is, of course, in honor of the baby’s grandfather, Prince Charles. The name “Arthur” is a tradition in the family, as both his father and grandfather have the same middle name.
Kate Middleton gave birth on April 23 to Prince Louis at St. Mary’s Hospital, the same hospital that his older siblings George and Charlotte were born. The newborn prince is currently fifth in line for the crown, behind his grandfather, father and two siblings. He pushed Prince Harry to the sixth in line.