LONDON: Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate named their newborn son Louis Arthur Charles.
“The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge,” Kensington Palace said.
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. pic.twitter.com/4DUwsLv5JQ
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 27, 2018
The prince, who is fifth in line to the British throne, was born at 10:01 GMT on April 23. He weighed 8 lbs 7oz at birth.
Mary, Alice, and Victoria were among the favourite names with bookmakers if the baby was a girl, while Albert, Arthur and Fred were the favourites for a boy.
The baby was born at the private Lindo wing of St Mary’s, where maternity packages cost in the region of 6,000 pounds ($8,400). William, 35, was born at the same hospital to the late Princess Diana in 1982.
William and Kate met as students at St Andrews University in Scotland. They got married in a pageant-packed ceremony at Westminster Abbey in April 2011 and have since become well-known across the global stage.
Having had homes in north Wales and Norfolk in eastern England, William and Kate now live at Kensington Palace to allow the prince to dedicate more time to royal duties on behalf of his grandmother.
Last year William gave up his day job as an air ambulance pilot to concentrate on his official role.