The Duke of Cambridge signs Prince Louis' birth register

Doug Carpenter
May 2, 2018

The first he heard of his noble namesake was when he arrived at work after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made the announcement. "Seven years ago today - thank you for all the lovely messages on The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding anniversary", Kensington Palace captioned the pic, which shows Middleton waving to the crowd as Prince William steers the vehicle. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.

Royal watchers were quick to note William and Kate's occupations of "Prince" and "Princess of the United Kingdom", respectively, while their places of birth - Paddington for the Duke and Reading for the Duchess - were also documented.

While the eldest of Kate and Wills brood had to return to school on Tuesday morning, Princess Charlotte only had to go to nursery on Thursday morning, which gave her more time to bond with her little brother.

Kensington Palace shared an adorable photo from the couple's 2011 wedding day on social media Sunday.

"The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge".

"The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz". From there Kensington Palace tweeted out the news and an easel with all the birth details was placed outside of Buckingham Palace before the end of the day.

Louis is fifth in line to the throne.

The Duchess has only had two visitors - her two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Her Majesty The Queen was the first to be notified of the birth.

Fortunately, Prince Louis' mum, Kate Middleton, can teach commoners how his name is pronounced.

Mountbatten, a great-grandson of Queen Victoria, was His Serene Highness Prince Louis of Battenberg until 1917, when the royal family anglicized its names to avoid anti-German feeling during World War I. He became Lord Louis Mountbatten.

This would've meant that Prince George would've been the last person to receive the honour. His middle name Charles, of course, comes from his paternal grandfather, The Prince of Wales.

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