Royal baby named Prince Louis

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their third child Louis Arthur Charles.

A tweet from Kensington Palace confirmed the baby would be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.

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The new prince is fifth in line to the throne.Prince Louis was born at 11.01am on 23rd April 2018 at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, weighing 8lbs 7oz. As the third child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge he is fifth in line to the throne.

The Duke of Cambridge took Prince George and Princess Charlotte, his older brother and sister, to visit him at the hospital on the day Prince Louis was born.

On 27th April 2018, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced that they would name their child Louis Arthur Charles. He will be formally known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.

Louis is one of the middle names of Prince William and of the new prince’s brother, George.

Arthur is also one of the duke’s middle names, and was a middle name of King George VI – the Queen’s father.

On Thursday evening, Prince William told reporters that they were still deciding on a name, saying: “I’m working on that.”

Earlier in the week, he said Catherine and the baby were “in good form, luckily”, and added: “Sleeping’s going reasonably well so far, so he’s behaving himself, which is good news.”

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