Prince Louis of Wales

youngest child of William, Prince of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales

Prince Louis of Wales[2] (Louis Arthur Charles; born 23 April 2018) is the third child and second son of William, Prince of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales. At birth, he was fifth in the line of succession to the British throne.[3]

Prince Louis
Prince Louis in 2022
Born (2018-04-23) 23 April 2018 (age 5)
St Mary's Hospital, London, England
Full name
Louis Arthur Charles[fn 1]
HouseWindsor
FatherWilliam, Prince of Wales
MotherCatherine Middleton
ReligionChurch of England

Catherine gave birth to Prince Louis at 11:01 BST (10:01 UTC) on 23 April 2018 at St Mary’s Hospital in London .[3][4] The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third child is, from birth, a British prince entitled to the style of Royal Highness under letters patent issued by Queen Elizabeth II on 31 December 2012, which gave the title and style to all children of Prince William. His name was announced 4 days after his birth on 27 April 2018 as Louis Arthur Charles. He was named after his paternal grandfather's great uncle, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, and his paternal grandfather, King Charles III.

23 April 2018-8 September 2022 His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge

8 September 2022-9 September 2022 His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cornwall and Cambridge

9 September 2022-present His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Wales

References change

  1. "The Royal Family name". The Official Website of the British Monarchy. The Royal Household. Archived from the original on 15 February 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  2. "Royal baby named Prince Louis". BBC News. 27 April 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Duchess gives birth to baby boy". BBC News. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  4. "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third baby". The Royal Family. London: Buckingham Palace. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.

Reference groups change

  1. British princes do not normally use a surname. When needed, the surname for male-line descendants of Elizabeth II is usually Mountbatten-Windsor.[1]
Prince Louis of Wales
Born: 23 April 2018
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Princess Charlotte of Wales
Succession to the British throne
4th in line
Followed by
The Duke of Sussex
Order of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Prince George of Wales
Gentlemen
HRH Prince Louis of Wales
Succeeded by
Prince Archie of Sussex