Prince Louis: The tragic backstory of the royal baby name

Prince Louis could feature at his uncle's wedding

The infant son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been named Louis Arthur Charles, Kensington Palace announced Friday.

William and Kate have since welcomed three children, 4-year-old Prince George, 2-year-old Princess Charlotte and the family's newest addition, Prince Louis, who was born on April 23. The English derivatives have become Louis and Lewis, with the name becoming Ludwig in the Germanic tongue.

Seven years ago, Prince Harry served as Prince William's best man at the wedding.

It wasn't a name many had predicted, leading some on Twitter to complain of losing bets.

The baby is Britain's first Prince Louis in more than a century.

Prince George, whose first name comes from Queen Elizabeth's father, King George VI, shares the middle name Louis with his baby brother, as well as the middle name Alexander, a masculine version of his great grandmother, Queen Elizabeth's, middle name.

But if you are a betting person, money would be on favourite Arthur via bookies including William Hill. Prince William's full name is William Arthur Philip Louis.

Back in 1917, King George V (AKA the Queen's grandfather) decided there were too many people known as Prince or Princess, so he made a decision to limit the number.

The pair, who are now seasoned professionals at greeting the throng that gathers outside the hospital, are parents to Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and now Prince Louis.

The announcement of the birth of a new royal "Louis" has inspired the Legoland theme park to come up with an offer that namesakes across the country can not refuse.

In 2015, Kate spent her fourth wedding anniversary at home at Kensington Palace, patiently waiting for the birth of her second child. It's also the middle name of Prince George and was the name of Prince Philip's uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten.

Harry and Meghan's prospective children could be upgraded to Prince or Princesses when the line of succession to the throne changes as Prince Charles ascends the throne.

Who will be Prince Louis godparents?

The list includes aunt Pippa Middleton (who is now expecting her first child with husband James Matthews), uncle James Middleton, grandma Carole Middleton, and his father's cousin, Princess Eugenie.

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