Kensington Palace has announced after 11.00 am (8.00 pm AEST) that the royal baby now has a name three days after he was born.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince Louis outside the Lindo Wing. Photo: Facebook/The Royal Family

The little prince was born on Monday, 23 April 2018, at 11.01 am, weighing 8lb 7oz (3.8272 kg).

The Duke and Duchess took their baby son home to Kensington Palace hours after the birth.

Outgoing Australian High Commissioner had suggested calling the baby ‘Alexander’ whilst New Zealand’s High Commissioner, Sir Jerry Mataparae, had opted for ‘Jerry’.

Further speculation arose the baby would be named ‘Albert’ after clicking on the official Royal Family’s website and receiving a message, ‘Access Denied’, like some had with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The Royal Family’s official website giving the wrong clue?

However, Joe Little from Majesty magazine was not convinced.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles.

The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge and is currently fifth in the line of succession, bumping Prince Harry down to the sixth spot.

Under the new laws of succession, Princess Charlotte does not lose her place to a younger brother.

Royal Family Names

Louis

Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse and by Rhine married Queen Victoria’s daughter Princess Alice on 1 July 1862.

Their daughter Victoria married Prince Louis of Battenburg who changed his name to the English-sounding Mountbatten in 1917 and dropped his German titles.

Their daughter Alice is Prince Philip’s mother and their son Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900–1979) was Prince Philip’s uncle. He was the last Viceroy of India (1947) and the first Governor-General of independent India (1947–48).

Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma

Prince William’s maternal cousin, Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp, was born in 1994.

Arthur

Arthur, Prince of Wales, was Henry VIII’s older brother who died on 2 April 1502, aged 15, from an unknown disease, shortly after his marriage to Catherine of Aragon.

Prince Arthur, around 1500.

Queen Victoria’s third son and seventh child, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, was also the 10th Governor-General of Canada.

The legendary King Arthur with his Knights of the Round Table at Camelot who was said to lead an army against Anglo-Saxon invaders c late 5th Century or early 6th Century AD.

Or maybe Arthur Edwards, the royal photographer from the British newspaper, The Sun?

Charles

Charles, Prince of Wales, who is Prince Louis of Cambridge’s grandfather, and Diana, Princess of Wales’ younger brother.

Prince Charles at a garden party at Government House Sydney in 2015. Photo: © Carolyn M Cash

Prince Louis maternal great-uncle Charles, 9th Earl Spencer who is said to be a descendant of Charles II on the ‘wrong side of the blanket’ through two of his sons, Henry Fitzroy, 1st Duke of Grafton, and Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond. Prince William will become the first descendant of Charles II to sit on the British throne if he ever becomes King.

Ancestor Charles II’s Coronation portrait by John Michael Wright, c 1661.

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