The Sad Family History Behind Royal Baby's Name

The Sad Family History Behind Royal Baby's Name

In response to the Kensington Palace's announcement, Pottermore tweeted, "Louis Arthur Charles, you were named after three iconic Weasleys..."

Prince Louis, the third child for William and Kate, was born on April 23 weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces (3,830 grams).

The birth certificate also included the details of Prince William, who signed his name, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.

The name Louis, though perhaps unexpected, does, however, have a connection to the British royal family.

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The name Louis, pronounced Lou-ee, is a tribute to Lord Louis Mountbatten, the uncle of Prince Philip and a cousin of Queen Elizabeth. In 1979, he was tragically killed by a bomb that was placed in his fishing boat by the Irish Republican Army.

Louis's names are nothing new: Louis itself is one of Prince William's middle names and one of big brother Prince George's middle names. Queen Victoria chose to use the name of her husband, Albert, for all of her son's names. Both Prince Charles and Prince William have Arthur as middle names. So why is he yet to meet the fifth-in-line to the throne? Other names thought to be in the running were Arthur, James, Albert and Philip.

Well some eagled-eyed royalists have gone back to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding day back in 2011 and pointed out how Kate pronounces her husband's middle name during their vows.

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It has taken four days for the new prince's name to be released.

The couple introduced their new son to the world just seven hours after he was born - with the world captivated by the little prince.

'The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.

He arrived two days after his great-grandmother the queen's 92nd birthday on April 21.

What is the origin of Prince Louis' name?

The couple also became parents to another baby boy earlier this week, though his name hasn't yet been revealed.

There have always been reports of tension between William, Catherine, Charles and the Middletons, over how often Prince Charles gets to see his grandchildren.

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