The Sad Family History Behind Royal Baby's Name

The Sad Family History Behind Royal Baby's Name

Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed their third child - Prince Louis - on Monday, joining big brother Prince George and big sister Princess Charlotte into the royal family fold.

"Seven years ago today - thank you for all the lovely messages on The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding anniversary", Kensington Palace wrote in their Instagram caption.

William and Kate's third child was born Monday, a brother to 4-year-old Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who is nearly 3. A year and a half after the wedding, which was televised around the world, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced that they were expecting their first child, Prince George. Four days later, the royal couple shared their newest bundle of joy's name: Louis Arthur Charles.

In September 2014, a short year after Prince George was born, Kensington Palace confirms baby number two is on the way!

This is in stark contrast to William's younger brother, Prince Harry, who has let the world know just how much he adores his future bride Meghan Markle with many loving gestures. Louis is now the 71'st most popular name for a baby boy in England and Wales.

Louis Arthur Charles, was the name given to the baby who is less than a week old and is already an global superstar.

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"It seemed only fitting that we name the little one after HRH Prince Louis - after all, it's not every day you're born at the same time as a royal".

While the choice of Louis stunned bookmakers, who were predicting Arthur or Albert, Louis is rooted in tradition for the British royal family (French as it sounds).

The same logic applies to Kate, who married into the royal family, and to avoid confusion was given the title Her Royal Highness Kate, The Duchess Of Cambridge, Countess Of Strathearn and Lady Carrickfergus.

Express.co.uk spoke to a Kensington Palace spokeswoman but the details of what happens behind the closed doors of the royal residence remain a mystery.

The baby is fifth in line to the throne and the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's sixth great-grandchild.

Of course, no one can look past the fact that the darling royal looks nearly exactly like her mom did when she was little. Needles to say, Princess Charlotte has more than a few women in her family that she can look up to.

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