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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs the Lindo Wing with her newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on April 23, 2018 in London, England. The Duchess safely delivered a son at 11:01 am, weighing 8lbs 7oz, who will be fifth in line to the throne. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Kate Middleton and Prince William have finally announced the name of their newborn prince. Royal watchers have been waiting since his birthday on St. George’s Day to hear this news. As with many big decisions that William and Kate make, their son’s name has special meaning to their family.

“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 name Louis is likely a tribute to Prince Philip, whose grandfather was Prince Louis Alexander of Battenberg. Louis is also part of William’s name, William Arthur Philip Louis. In addition, Prince George’s name is George Alexander Louis.

Louis means “renowned warrior” in French. The newborn Prince’s other names have significant meaning as well. The name Arthur holds special meaning to the Royal Family. It is a bit of Royal tradition to use the name. It was the name of Queen Victoria’s third (and allegedly favorite) son and is also the middle name of both Prince William and Prince Charles.

Charles is, of course, the child’s grandfather’s name. Prince Charles can take some pleasure in knowing that his third grandchild carries his name.


William and Kate surprised oddsmakers who predicted the Prince’s first name would be Albert or Arthur. Since Louis is one of Prince George’s names, many predicted the Duke and Duchess wouldn’t choose it. But, they did indeed!

Prince George and Princess Charlotte are likely adjusting to having Prince Louis around. Video of them going to meet their brother at the hospital shortly after he was born is below. Notice how Charlotte waves over her shoulder as they enter the Lido Wing!

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Source: People

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