Updated Apr 27, 2018

    The Royals Have Named Their New Baby Louis Arthur Charles

    "The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge."

    We are royally pleased to introduce: His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.

    Henry Nicholls / Reuters

    Actually, his full name — bestowed upon him by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — is Louis Arthur Charles.

    Henry Nicholls / Reuters


    Will and Kate's choice was announced on Twitter on Friday.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles. The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge. https://t.co/4DUwsLv5JQ


    Twitter then got excited, and there were quite a few comparisons to another famous Louis.

    The new little one may be Prince Louis but @Louis_Tomlinson will always be King Louis. 👑

    Young gays: It’s pronounced like Louis Tomlinson. Me: It’s pronounced like Judy Garland’s Meet Me In St. Louis. https://t.co/yy1EGZrrWI


    The former One Direction star even weighed in on the conversation himself.

    Young Louis welcome to the world. I’ll take you under my wing lad. The Adidas tracksuit is in the post!


    Then, of course, there were references to the fact that Louis is *actually* a French name.

    If Louis makes it to the throne the French are going to be like “ok piss off rosbifs with this “the First” shit.”

    Louis is a great royal baby name. Underlines our determination to regain Calais.

    And, inevitably, throwbacks to the most famous King Louis of all.


    Quite unlikely to end up as King Louis, of course. It remains to be seen whether he will be the king of the swingers. Or the jungle VIP. https://t.co/WGYWyyRSvJ


    Hazel is a news reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

    Contact Hazel Shearing at hazel.shearing@buzzfeed.com.

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