Royal baby #3 name officially announced
After much anticipation, Kensington Palace released the name of the newest addition to the Royal Family and the fifth successor in line to the throne.
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, went into the early stages of labor shortly before 6 am on April 23, 2018. She was rushed to the St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington.
Five hours later, at 11:01 am, she brought the newest member of the Royal Family into the world. There were no complications, and Louis weighed 3.827 kilograms, or 8 pounds 7 ounces.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles.— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 27, 2018
The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge. pic.twitter.com/4DUwsLv5JQ
Prince William was by his wife's side to witness the birth of his third child. Queen Elizabeth II, along with her husband, Prince Phillip, were the first ones to learn the good news and they were delighted.
Seven hours later, Prince William and Duchess Catherine appeared on the steps of the Lindo Wing to introduce the baby to the crowd gathered outside St. Mary's
Daily Mail reported that Prince Charles hasn't had the privilege yet of meeting his grandson. He was on an official trip to Scotland when Prince Louis was born and has since been in France for the ANZAC memorial services.
It was truly an exciting day to welcome the newest addition to the Cambridge family. Everyone was so happy. It was lovely. We’re still waiting on a name. I reckon Arthur is a shoo-in, with Philip, Michael, James in the mix for middle names. #royalbaby pic.twitter.com/otyHLb6eTY— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) April 24, 2018
According to Harper's Bazaar, Prince William gave a hint what the name might be. At the ANZAC Day memorial service, the Australian High Commissioner, Alexander Downer, jokingly asked if the Duke and Duchess had considered the name 'Alexander.'
Prince William was overhead answering: "Well, it’s funny you should say that, it's a good name," before quickly changing the subject. However, the brief exchange was caught on film.
While many believed Alexander would be the chosen name, Royal correspondent Rebecca English wasn't convinced. She pointed out that Alexander is 4-year-old Prince George's second name.
A lot of thought also went into 2-year-old Princess Charlotte's name. Her full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge, and are derived from the names of Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth, and the late Princess Diana.