Royal baby name finally revealed and it’s not what was expected

Prince William and his wife Catherine kept us waiting for four days, but have finally revealed the names chosen for their third child.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles,” the official Kensington Palace social media pages confirmed late on Friday.

“The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.”


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Louis (to be pronounced Lou-ee) was born on April 24 weighing about 3.8kg (8lbs 7oz) and is a younger brother to Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, who turns 3 next week.

He is fifth in line to the throne, bumping uncle Prince Harry down to sixth.

The name is said to be a tribute to Prince William’s great-great-uncle who had a close relationship with his father, Prince Charles.

Lord Louis Mountbatten, was a distinguished British Royal Navy officer who fought at sea in World War One and World War Two.

He was also part of then-Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s team that planned the highly-regarded Normandy landings of June 1944.

Lord Mountbatten was assassinated at the age of 79 in an IRA bombing of his boat in August 1979.

Welcome to the family. Thank you everyone for your kind wishes.

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