The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have formally registered the birth of new son Louis [pronounced Lou-ee] on Tuesday (1 May), just over a week after the arrival of the latest member of the royal family.
Prince Louis Arthur Charles, the couple’s third child, who joins brother George, 4, and sister Charlotte, 2, and becomes fifth-in-line to the throne, was born on Monday last week, weighing in at 8 lbs 7oz at the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.
Prince William, like every parent signed the birth register at their Kensington Palace home witnessed by Patricia Gordon, an official from Westminster Register Office.
All newborns in Britain have to be registered, with details of the parents and their occupation. William and Kate duly listed their jobs as Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom.
Ms Gordon said: “It has been a great honour to register, and formally welcome the latest addition to the royal family, Prince Louis Arthur Charles.
“This follows a long history of Westminster City Council registering royal births, including Prince Louis’ siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte.”