Little prince got a new!
Prince William and Kate Middleton, who welcomed their royal baby No. 3 — a baby boy — on April 23, Monday, have finally revealed the name the royal couple have chosen for their newborn baby boy.
On Friday, the Kensington Palace made an announcement, that read: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles.” The palace statement continued, “The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.”
In French, the name “Louis” means “renowned warrior,” the name is likely to be a tribute to William’s grandfather Prince Philip, whose grandfather was Prince Louis Alexander of Battenberg. The name is also a part of Prince William’s complete name that is William Arthur Philip Louis. The name Louis is also a part of newborn baby’s elder brother Prince George’s complete name George Alexander Louis. The name holds special meaning to infant’s grandfather, Prince Charles, whose beloved uncle, who was also his mentor, Earl Louis Mountbatten, who was assassinated by the IRA in 1979.
In addition to the royal baby’s name, the newborn has two middle names — Charles and Arthur — which hold great meaning. As anyone can easily guess, Charles is in honor of the royal baby’s grandfather, Prince Charles. And Arthur is a royal family tradition. Both Prince William and baby boy’s grandfather Charles have “Arthur” as their middle name. It was also a name of Queen Victoria’s third son, who was said to be her favorite child.
William and Kate announced the name of their third child four days after his arrival, but that didn’t keep the British oddsmakers from making predictions about the royal baby’s name — and Albert and Arthur were most popular names. William, who becomes a father for the third time, also teased his newborn’s name as he left the hospital with Kate.