Why Did the Royal Couple Choose the Name Louis Arthur?

But the world's attention was still very much focused on the birth of her tiny little brother Louis that day.

Prince Louis of Cambridge was very almost not a Prince at all. Speculation was correct and Clarence House confirms the news we had been waiting for. The name is a likely tribute to Prince Charles' great uncle and mentor Lord Mountbatten that was killed by the IRA when a bomb was placed in his fishing boat in 1979.

Both Louis's father William and grandfather Charles have the name as one of their middle names. Louis is now the 71'st most popular name for a baby boy in England and Wales.

The new prince sits ahead of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and his dad William.

However, for the grandchildren to take the titles, they must be born to the sovereign's son - not daughter.

In November of 2010, Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with a 12-carat sapphire ring that once belonged to Princess Diana.

Although Kate Louis' mother and married to a prince she is not a princess.

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Although a third child, the new prince's birth has been quite a significant event historically. Subscribe now and you'll never miss an episode - become part of the New Idea Royals family today!

The little Princess stole the hearts of the nation when she was born at 8.43am on May 2, 2015 at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital.

For Diana to have actually been a princess, she had to have been born into the royal family, which would entitle her to have "Princess" before her first name and not after.

Author J.K. Rowling's digital publishing company Pottermore noted that the Weasley family in the Harry Potter books had members named Louis, Arthur and Charles.

Yesterday, it was revealed the young royal was almost not a prince at all.

'Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs, ' read a statement from the royal family. They publicly thanked well-wishers by sending thank you cards, which featured a handsome and previously unseen photo of the couple in their garden.

  • Michelle Webb