Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge's Official Birth Certificate Revealed

Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge's Official Birth Certificate Revealed

Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge's Official Birth Certificate Revealed

Prince William, 35, and Kate Middleton, 36, kept the name they chose for their newest prince from the world for four days after his arrival on April 23.

While the royals are said to have given their third child the name in honour of Prince William's late relative Lord Louis Mountbatten, 1D fans are now convinced they must be secret fans of the pop group.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third child was born Monday at St. Mary's Hospital in London weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces.

But Louis wasn't on the short-list of names among royal baby name watchers. The name "Charles" is, of course, in honor of the baby's grandfather, Prince Charles.

Louis is fifth in line to the throne and a sixth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth, who turned 92 on Saturday, and her husband Prince Philip. Mountbatten was assassinated by members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRI) during a trip to Ireland in 1979. Louis is one of Prince William's and Prince George's middle names.

And there is a certain resemblance between Ron Weasley and a certain Prince Harry. Prince Louis' first middle name, Arthur, is of Celtic and English origin and means "bear", "noble", and "courageous".


Bookies had tipped the name Arthur, Albert, Philip and Frederick for the new royal bub.

The couple also became parents to another baby boy earlier this week, though his name hasn't yet been revealed.

For their third child, William and Kate may have chose to wait for a few days to announce his name until they had a chance to introduce the baby prince to Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth.

But listen up, Prince Louis: you're going to have to compete for the love of the United Kingdom (and the world, really) against Prince of Our Hearts Louis Tomlinson. He will also share the middle name of Arthur with his father.

The Duchess of Cambridge knows how, though.

Both Prince George and Princess Charlotte's names were released two days after their births, but Prince William's name was not made public for seven days, reports the Guardian. All three children were born at the same hospital where William and younger brother Prince Harry came into the world.

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