Royal Baby Alert: The Little Prince Has a Name & It Means “Renowned Warrior”

Today, Kensington Palace finally announced the news we’ve all been waiting for


This just in: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced their newest little prince’s name: Louis Arthur Charles.

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.

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal)

Prince Louis is named after his father and big brother. Prince William’s full name is William Arthur Philip Louis and Prince George’s name is Prince George Alexander Louis.

Louis is of German and French origin and actually means “renowned warrior.” During the at Westminster Abbey on April 25, Prince William told guests that they chose a “strong name” for their son. Louis definitely fits the bill!

Prince Louis, like his siblings George Alexander Louis and Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, has three names. His first middle name is Arthur, which is one of William’s middle names and also one of Prince Charles’s middle names. And his second middle name is Charles after his grandfather. It’s quite touching that William has been able to name his kids after his beloved parents.

The royal baby’s formal title will be His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge. He is fifth in line to the throne.

Louis’s name was announced five days after his arrival—and five days after he met his adoring public for the very first time, as Prince William, Kate and baby Louis posed for photos only a few hours after his birth.

In a photo that was posted on by Kensington Palace, Her Royal Highness—dressed in a dazzling red Jenny Packham dress and heels (!!!)—holds her precious newborn as the Duke of Cambridge smiles widely alongside her. The *seriously* adorable photo is captioned: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son have traveled home to Kensington Palace today. Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank all staff at the hospital for the care and treatment they have received.”

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Earlier on April 23, Kensington Palace  that the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy at 6:01 a.m. EST. He weighed in at a v. healthy 8lbs 7oz; the announcement noted that both mother and child were “doing well.”

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs.

The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz.

The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.

Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal)

This exciting news came only five hours after Kensington Palace that Her Royal Highness was in labour via Twitter, sharing that earlier that morning the Duchess of Cambridge travelled to St. Mary’s Hospital from Kensington Palace with the Duke of Cambridge by her side.

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London earlier this morning in the early stages of labour.

The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge.

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal)

The Queen, of course, was the first to be informed of the baby’s birth, followed by the families of William and Kate. According to the Palace, they were all “delighted with the news.”(Obvi.)

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news.

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal)

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