It is the first name of Prince Philip’s grandfather, Prince Louis of Battenburg, and a middle name of both Prince William and Prince George. British betting chain Ladbrokes said James had attracted the most amount of money, with Alexander also seen as potentially being in the running, according to an Euronews report on Friday.
Singer Louis Tomlinson has vowed to take namesake Prince Louis under his wing.
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Louis hails from across the Channel in France where it is a traditional royal name. St Andrews is the favourite at 9/4, Oxford is 3/1 and Cambridge is 4/1.
“In a defiant two fingers to Brexit, William & Kate have given their baby a French name: Louis”, TV presenter Piers Morgan wrote on Twitter. “It has been tradition to end boys” names in this fashion since 794 AD. Japan’s current crown prince, Naruhito, will take over the Chrysanthemum Throne after his father and current king Akihito abdicates in 2019.
Lord Louis Mountbatten, who was known as “Dickie” by close friends, was the uncle of Prince Philip (96), Queen Elizabeth’s husband.
And given that George and Charlotte are Prince Harry’s only niece and nephew (along with newly born Prince Louis) they’re sure to be part of the bridal party walking the aisle at his upcoming wedding to Meghan Markle.
The Royal Family have a slightly different attitude towards their godparents. “Now we know the young Prince’s name, we look forward to welcoming any guests named Louis to the park to join us as we celebrate our royal neighbours’ news”.
Legoland also created an addition to its miniature Buckingham Palace that features Will and Kate alongside Prince George and Princess Charlotte, with Prince Louis in Kate’s arms. The glamorous couple, who met in college, tied the knot in a ceremony watched with the same sort of global interest as the prince’s parents, Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, who Wednesday in 1981. “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well”, the palace tweeted.
Kensington Palace have since announced that “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs”.