Hail to the Royal Baby! All You Need to Know About the New WillKat Child

May 15, 2018 Celebrity Chatter
William and Kate Middleton child Prince Loius

The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton gave birth to her third child on April 23rd 2018, with her husband Prince William by her side at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London. Soon after the birth of the royal baby, Kensington Palace shared the news with everyone and after few hours, the Duke and Duchess famously introduced Prince Louis to the world for the first time.

Here are a few interesting tidbits about Britain’s newest Prince!

The name is…

His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge

Soon after the birth of the baby boy, there was much speculations about the name of the child. Albert, Arthur, Alexander, James, and Philip were some of the names popularly floated about. But after four days of frenetic excitement since the birth, Kate Middleton and Prince William finally revealed their third child’s name to be Louis Arthur Charles Cambridge, who will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge. He already has the official title- His Royal Highness Prince Louis of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The birth took place at the Lindo Wing

Prince Louis was born at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London – a place to which the royal family are no strangers! Apart from his siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte, both Prince William and Prince Harry were also born in the same wing. The privacy offered by this wing of the hospital is the reason for its popularity among the royal family, and indeed, other high-profile figures like Amal Clooney.

The prince is a big baby in terms of Royal standards.

Prince William and Kate Middleton with Prince George and Princess Charlotte

Weighing 8 lbs and 7 oz at birth, it is noted that the third child of Kate and William was the “heaviest at birth” in the past 100 years of family history. Princess Charlotte weighed 8 lbs 3 oz when she was born and Prince George was 8 lbs 6 oz at birth.

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The traditional Gun Salute

The arrival of the royal baby was marked with the traditional Gun Salute from the British Army. As per the custom, gun salutes are fired for the birth of every prince or princess, irrespective of their place in the line of succession. The gun salutes were fired in London by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Hyde Park and the Honorable Artillery Company at the Tower of London to mark the birth of Prince Louis.

This royal baby is fifth in line to Britain’s Throne

His predecessors are Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte. Prince Louis will be the fifth royal in line to Britain’s Throne. This will make Prince Harry the sixth royal in the line of the order of succession. Similarly, every other member of the royal family will be one step farther from the throne.

His birth marks an important moment in British royal history

His arrival is significant because of its impact on Princess Charlotte’s place in line to the throne, as for the first time in the royal history the gender won’t affect the position of any royal child in line to the throne. According to the Succession of the Crown Act of 2013, the birth of Princess Charlotte’s new little brother has no direct impact on her position, which was different before the Act was dictated. She still is the fourth in line to the throne.

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Kate Middleton will still attend Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Wedding Ceremony scheduled on May 19th

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry wedding ceremony is scheduled on May 19th 2018.

Despite giving birth recently, Kate Middleton is still planning on attending Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal wedding on Saturday, May 19.