After two days of welcoming a tiny, new member into the royal family on April 23, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, finally revealed the name of the newborn to the public, as Louis Arthur Charles. With a tweet and an Instagram post on Kensington Palace’s official accounts, the following statement was made.
“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 name is no random choice. The first name Louis is the baby’s older brother George’s last name, as well as Prince William’s middle name. The traditionally French name beat ‘Alexander’ and ‘Albert’, which were also considered. Arthur, a well-known British name, is quite popular among the royals of Britain. The last name is a sweet little tribute to the Prince of Wales and the child’s grandfather, Prince Charles.
Traditionally, the royal babies must have four names. However, the couple has chosen only three names for all of their children with Prince George being Prince George Alexander Louis and Princess Charlotte being Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Prince Louis Arthur Charles seems to be no exception. Of course, the permission of the Queen is mandatory before the name of the child is revealed to the world.
The couple has also set a trend of making the people eagerly wait for two days after birth of their children, for the name reveal. With both Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the parents waited two days before announcing the names to the public.