On April 23, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third child, a baby boy, into the world. The news was confirmed via Twitter by Kensington Palace.
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered a son. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well,” read the statement.
Like his siblings, the new royal arrival was born at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. Keeping with tradition, the prince’s birth was announced on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace too.
As with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who were both introduced to the world on the steps of the London hospital, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paused for photographs as they left the Lindo Wing with their new baby son shortly after 6pm. The young Prince and Princess visited their new baby brother in the late afternoon.
On April 27 at 11am, Kensington Palace announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had named their son Louis Arthur Charles. “The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge,” the Twitter statement read.
On May 6 at 12pm, Kensington Palace released new images of Prince Louis. An official statement explained that: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, taken by The Duchess at Kensington Palace.” An image of Princess Charlotte kissing her baby brother was taken on 2nd May, on Princess Charlotte’s third birthday whilst the second photograph of Prince Louis was taken by the Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace on 26th April. The statement added, “The Duke and Duchess would like to thank members of the public for their kind messages following the birth of Prince Louis, and for Princess Charlotte’s third birthday.”