Kensington Palace Releases Name of New Royal Prince. Name Pays Homage to Charles Twice Over


Since the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to their third child on April 23, 2018, we have been patiently waiting to learn what they will name their new son.

Willliam and Kate emerged from the hospital looking royally rested to present the newest addition to their family. He was born at 11:01 a.m. local time and weighed 8lb 7oz.

The baby boy is a new brother to Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3.

Many have tried to guess which name they would choose. Popular possibilities included Arthur, Albert, and James.

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But the royal family decided to go in a different direction. They actually decided to use a name already used as one of Prince George’s middle names.

Kensington Palace released the name on Twitter just four days after his birth after it was shared with the Queen and other family members.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles,” the tweet read.

It continued, “The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.”

Both of Prince Louis’ middle names pay homage to his grandfather, Prince Charles, who also has Arthur as one of his middle names.

Prince Louis (pronounced LOO-ee) honors the late Louis Mountbatten who was Prince Charles’ great-uncle.

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Mountbatten was also a respected mentor to Prince Charles. He was killed in 1979 by an Irish Republican Army bomb.

Prince Louis will be fifth in line to the throne. He falls behind Prince Charles, his father, and his older siblings.

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Kayla has been a staff writer for The Western Journal since 2018.
Kayla Kunkel began writing for The Western Journal in 2018.
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