The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Announce The Name Of Their Third Child

On April 23, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third child, a baby boy, into the world. The news was confirmed via Twitter by Kensington Palace.

“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,” read the statement.

Like his siblings, the new royal arrival was born at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. Keeping with tradition, the prince’s birth was announced on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace too.

As with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who were both introduced to the world on the steps of the London hospital, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paused for photographs as they left the Lindo Wing with their new baby son shortly after 6pm. The young Prince and Princess visited their new baby brother in the late afternoon.

On April 27 at 11am, Kensington Palace announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had named their son Louis Arthur Charles. “The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge,” the Twitter statement read.

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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.

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The prince is the Queen’s sixth great-grandchild, and fifth in line to the throne, behind his grandfather Prince Charles, his father Prince William and his siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte. A shake-up of the rules before Princess Charlotte was born removed the male bias, meaning that she would not be leapfrogged in the line of succession. The latest royal baby’s arrival makes Prince Harry sixth in line to the throne.