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HRH Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge

We have a name!

As many of you may have already heard, today we learned Kate as well as William have chosen the name Louis Arthur Charles for their son.

His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.

This was the longest it has taken the Duke as well as Duchess to expose the name of one of their children.

Both George as well as Charlotte’s names were released two days after they were born.

The name is really pronounced Loo-ee, like the American name Louie. more from people magazine:

Some Twitter users asked whether the small heir’s name takes the French pronunciation (Louie, or LU-ee) or the Americanized pronunciation (Lewis, or LU-iss). According to Kensington Palace, the correct method is the former, with the “s” being silent.

Reaction on Twitter was immediate, with royal followers, fans, media, historians as well as others weighing in on the name. From the military:  

The BBC’s Sarah Campbell noted the continuous rate of interest in the newest addition to the Cambridge family, saying the appetite for royal infant news is “apparently undimmed.”

The hottest topic of discussion included former One direction member Louis Tomlinson. (Ahem.)

For his part, Mr. Tomlinson played along:

And then there were the Gossip woman references, including this one.

We even had the requisite zoo infant naming.

On a more serious note, we want to share background on the name.

Louis is said to be French as well as German in origin, meaning “renowned warrior”

As many have pointed out, it is a extremely prominent name on the other side of the channel in France; there have been 18 French kings named Louis

The name obviously honors Louis’s grandfather, Prince Charles

Louis is one of the middle names for:

Louis’s father, Prince William Arthur Philip Louis

Louis’s older brother, Prince George Alexander Louis

Prince Philip’s grandfather was Prince Louis of Battenberg

Of special significance to the family, especially Prince Charles as well as Prince Philip, is the tie to Lord Louis Mountbatten. As noted by The Telegraph:

“Louis – or His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge, to provide him his official title – is a heartwarming nod to the guy Prince Charles loved more than any type of other: his great-uncle Louis Mountbatten.’

And from TIME: “Lord Mountbatten, whose great-grandmother was Queen Victoria, was a distinguished British Royal Navy policeman who fought at sea in world war One as well as world war Two.”

Below, Lord Mountbatten after his retirement as chief of the Defence personnel in July 1965.

More from The Telegraph:

“It was Mountbatten who helped to effectively orchestrate the marriage between his nephew Prince Philip as well as Princess Elizabeth in 1947; as well as Mountbatten who advised his great-nephew Prince Charles on all things formal as well as informal. Both Philip as well as Charles were devastated when, in 1979, Mountbatten as well as his grandson Nicholas were murdered by the IRA, who had planted a bomb in their fishing boat in region Sligo.”

This picture is from Lord Mountbatten’s funeral; you see HM, Prince Philip, the Queen Mother, Prince Andrew, Prince Charles, Princess Margaret, Princess Anne, Captain Mark Phillips as well as others outside Westminster Abbey September 5, 1979.

Other name notes:

The middle name Arthur is likewise deeply significant.

Historian Sarah Gristwood is quoted in an article in The Express; “The middle name Arthur is one that goes right back to the extremely roots of British royal history as well as even the Tudors wanted to tag or link themselves with Prince Arthur as well as the roundtable.”

It is one more middle name for both Prince William as well as Prince Charles

It was a middle name for the Queen’s father King George VI, Albert Frederick Arthur George

As a second son, if Louis had been born before 2012 his title would have been “Lord.” more from The Independent: “However, an official ruling made by the Queen on December 31 2012 meant that all of the royal couple’s children would be named princes as well as princesses.”

Evidently Louis is a prominent name, The Telegraph reporting “These days, of course, Louis is likewise a hip-Sloane name, familiar in prep institution playgrounds across west London.”

Louis was not at the top of most lists of expected names; from The Guardian: “Most pundits as well as bookmakers had made Arthur or Albert the firm favourite to be picked – with Louis an outside bet.”

Also today, an update on the newest addition to the family. When at an Anzac service on Wednesday William was asked (no surprise) exactly how Kate as well as the infant were doing, to which he replied “They are extremelywell, thanks.” More from the Telegraph:

The now father of three said they are “in great form, luckily”, as well as added: “Sleeping’s going reasonably well so far, so he’s behaving himself which is great news.”

Prince Louis is a extremely prominent young man, having had a number of visitors. Aunt Pippa was one of the first, stopping by on Tuesday.

Princess Eugenie likewise visited Kensington Palace on Tuesday.

Louis’s grandmother, Carole Middleton as well as his Uncle James were at the Palace on Wednesday; Carole likewise did the institution run Wednesday, bringing George house from school.

The everyday Mirror reports Kate’s mom stopped by once again today.

I’m sorry this is tardy; I had a number of commitments today as well as likewise wanted to be sure I was precise with the Lord Mountbatten information. We hope to see you early next week (if not sooner) with a new picture of Princess Charlotte commemorating her 3rd birthday. as well as it is possible we will have a new Cambridge household picture portrait before as well long.  up until then, happy weekend to all!

NOTE: Some versions of the publish may have the wrong name in the title, that is my bad, as well as overall palm smack to forehead! (Hangs head in shame).


The Telegraph’s full backgrounder on Lord Mountbatten is here; People’s story on pronunciation of the name is here

Town as well as Country’s story on Lord Mountbatten is here; The everyday Mail piece on Lord Mountbatten may be seen here

The Independent’s story on the name’s historical significance is here;


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