Prince Louis of Wales

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Prince Louis
Cambridge family at Trooping the Colour 2019 - 14.jpg
Born23 April 2018 (age &&&&&&&&&&&017534 years)
St Mary's Hospital, London, England
Full name
Louis Arthur Charles[fn 1]
FatherWilliam, Prince of Wales
MotherCatherine Middleton

Prince Louis of Wales[2] (Louis Arthur Charles; born 23 April 2018) is the third child and second son of William, Prince of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales. At birth, he was fifth in the line of succession to the British throne.[3]

Catherine gave birth to Prince Louis at 11:01 BST (10:01 UTC) on 23 April 2018 at St Mary’s Hospital in London .[3][4] The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third child is, from birth, a British prince entitled to the style of Royal Highness under letters patent issued by Queen Elizabeth II on 31 December 2012, which gave the title and style to all children of Prince William. His name was announced 4 days after his birth on 27 April 2018 as Louis Arthur Charles. He was named after his paternal grandfather's great uncle, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, and his paternal grandfather, King Charles III.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Royal Family name". The Official Website of the British Monarchy. The Royal Household. Archived from the original on 15 February 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  2. "Royal baby named Prince Louis". BBC News. 27 April 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Duchess gives birth to baby boy". BBC News. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  4. "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third baby". The Royal Family. London: Buckingham Palace. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.

Reference groups[change | change source]

  1. British princes do not normally use a surname. When needed, the surname for male-line descendants of Elizabeth II is usually Mountbatten-Windsor.[1]