At 11:01 am on April 23, 2018, Duchess Kate Middleton gave birth to her third child with her husband, Prince William. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces when he was born. A mere seven hours after being born, he left the hospital in his loving mother’s arms.
The world had waited with baited breath for this young prince to be born, and it seemed our wait still was not yet over as we waited anxiously to learn this new Prince’s name! While the names of both Prince George and Princess Charlotte were announced two days after their birth, it seemed like the parents were determined to make us wait this time!
It wasn’t until Friday, April 27, a full four days later that the young Prince’s name was finally revealed, and we welcomed His Royal Highness Prince Louis Arthur Charles to our hearts. However, that wasn’t the end of the questions surrounding this young Prince!
Debates began in earnest online as fans of the royal family began to debate how the young Prince would pronounce his name. Would it be pronounced like the American way of “Lewis” or like the French way, “Louey”, many wondered.
Arguments have followed all over the internet, and it seems like we finally have the correct answer for this! It is believed that Prince Louis is named after Louis Mountbatten, Prince Philip's Uncle and the great-grandson of Queen Victoria.
That would mean that this Prince’s named is pronounced Lou-EE rather than Lou-ISS. Now when you’re talking about this handsome little Prince, you can be sure to say his name as his parents intended!
What do you think of his name?