The Duke and Duchess and Cambridge named their new born prince Louis Arthur Charles.
His name was announced in a statement released by the Kensington Palace twitter account earlier today.
The statement reads:
“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,”
The Duchess gave birth to him on the 23rd of April, only a few days ago.
Shortly after she gave birth to him at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, herself and the Duke- Prince William, stood in front of the hospital with the child to officially announce that the baby had arrived.
The Kensington Palace tweeted a statement saying:
“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”.
The Duchess also had her other two children; Prince George and Princess Charlotte, in the Lindo Wing of the same hospital.
The new baby Prince Louis Arthur Charles is the fifth in line for the English thrown behind his grandfather Prince Charles, his father Prince William, his older siblings; Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Just before Princess Charlotte was born, the British cultural male bias law that would have leapfrogged her from being in line to the thrown was abolished.
This means that Princess Charlotte is now entitled to the thrown being the fourth in line.
With the arrival of this new baby, Prince Harry is now sixth in line for the thrown.