Britain’s new prince is named Louis Arthur Charles

FILE - In this Monday, April 23, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge with their newborn baby son as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London. It is announced on Friday April 27, 2018, William and Kate's new son is named Louis Arthur Charles. (John Stillwell/Pool photo via AP, File)
FILE – In this Monday, April 23, 2018 file photo, Britain’s Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge with their newborn baby son as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London. It is announced on Friday April 27, 2018, William and Kate’s new son is named Louis Arthur Charles. (John Stillwell/Pool photo via AP, File) (AP/John Stillwell)
FILE - In this Monday, April 23, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge pose for a photo with their newborn baby son as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London. Britain's royal palace said Friday April 27, 2018, the infant son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been named Louis Arthur Charles. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
FILE – In this Monday, April 23, 2018 file photo, Britain’s Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge pose for a photo with their newborn baby son as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London. Britain’s royal palace said Friday April 27, 2018, the infant son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been named Louis Arthur Charles. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File) (AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
FILE - In this Monday, April 23, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge smile as they hold their newborn baby son as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London. Britain's royal palace said Friday April 27, 2018, the infant son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been named Louis Arthur Charles. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
FILE – In this Monday, April 23, 2018 file photo, Britain’s Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge smile as they hold their newborn baby son as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London. Britain’s royal palace said Friday April 27, 2018, the infant son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been named Louis Arthur Charles. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File) (AP/Tim Ireland)
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge with their newborn baby son as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. (John Stillwell/Pool photo via AP)
Britain’s Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge with their newborn baby son as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. (John Stillwell/Pool photo via AP) (AP/John Stillwell)
Britain's Prince William carries his newborn baby son as he leaves the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Britain’s Prince William carries his newborn baby son as he leaves the Lindo wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) (AP/Frank Augstein)
Britain's Prince William arrives with Prince George and Princess Charlotte back to the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Britain’s Prince William arrives with Prince George and Princess Charlotte back to the Lindo wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) (AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Britain's Prince William arrives with Princess Charlotte back to the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Britain’s Prince William arrives with Princess Charlotte back to the Lindo wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) (AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Britain's Prince William arrives with Prince George and Princess Charlotte back to the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Britain’s Prince William arrives with Prince George and Princess Charlotte back to the Lindo wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A notice is placed on an easel announcing the birth of the new Royal baby, in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, in London, Monday, April 23, 2018. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. The palace said the baby prince was born at 11:01 a.m. (1001 GMT; 6:01 a.m. EDT) and weighed in at eight pounds, seven ounces (3.8 kilograms). (Pool Photo via AP)
A notice is placed on an easel announcing the birth of the new Royal baby, in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, in London, Monday, April 23, 2018. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. The palace said the baby prince was born at 11:01 a.m. (1001 GMT; 6:01 a.m. EDT) and weighed in at eight pounds, seven ounces (3.8 kilograms). (Pool Photo via AP) (AP/Stefan Rousseau)
FILE - In this Monday, July 17, 2017 file photo, Britain's Prince William, left, holds the hand of his son Prince George on arrival at the airport, in Warsaw, Poland. A 31-year-old man has been charged in England with sharing a photo of Prince George and details about his pre-school in a social media post prosecutors allege was meant to help others plan terror attacks, it was announced on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Prosecutors allege Husnain Rashid put the information about the 4-year-old son of Prince William and the former Kate Middleton on the encrypted platform Telegram. Britain's Sun newspaper reports that Rashid allegedly posted the silhouette of an Islamic State fighter beside George. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
FILE – In this Monday, July 17, 2017 file photo, Britain’s Prince William, left, holds the hand of his son Prince George on arrival at the airport, in Warsaw, Poland. A 31-year-old man has been charged in England with sharing a photo of Prince George and details about his pre-school in a social media post prosecutors allege was meant to help others plan terror attacks, it was announced on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Prosecutors allege Husnain Rashid put the information about the 4-year-old son of Prince William and the former Kate Middleton on the encrypted platform Telegram. Britain’s Sun newspaper reports that Rashid allegedly posted the silhouette of an Islamic State fighter beside George. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file) (AP/Czarek Sokolowski)
FILE - In this Friday, July 21, 2017 file photo Britain's Prince William, second left, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, second right, and their children, Prince George, left, and Princess Charlotte, right are on their way to board a plane in Hamburg, Germany. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge say their third child will be due in April, it was announced on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. ( Christian Charisius/Pool Photo via AP, File)
FILE – In this Friday, July 21, 2017 file photo Britain’s Prince William, second left, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, second right, and their children, Prince George, left, and Princess Charlotte, right are on their way to board a plane in Hamburg, Germany. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge say their third child will be due in April, it was announced on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. ( Christian Charisius/Pool Photo via AP, File) (AP/Christian Charisius)
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FILE - In this Monday, April 23, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge with their newborn baby son as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London. It is announced on Friday April 27, 2018, William and Kate's new son is named Louis Arthur Charles. (John Stillwell/Pool photo via AP, File)
FILE - In this Monday, April 23, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge pose for a photo with their newborn baby son as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London. Britain's royal palace said Friday April 27, 2018, the infant son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been named Louis Arthur Charles. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
FILE - In this Monday, April 23, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge smile as they hold their newborn baby son as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London. Britain's royal palace said Friday April 27, 2018, the infant son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been named Louis Arthur Charles. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge with their newborn baby son as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. (John Stillwell/Pool photo via AP)
Britain's Prince William carries his newborn baby son as he leaves the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Britain's Prince William arrives with Prince George and Princess Charlotte back to the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Britain's Prince William arrives with Princess Charlotte back to the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Britain's Prince William arrives with Prince George and Princess Charlotte back to the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A notice is placed on an easel announcing the birth of the new Royal baby, in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, in London, Monday, April 23, 2018. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. The palace said the baby prince was born at 11:01 a.m. (1001 GMT; 6:01 a.m. EDT) and weighed in at eight pounds, seven ounces (3.8 kilograms). (Pool Photo via AP)
FILE - In this Monday, July 17, 2017 file photo, Britain's Prince William, left, holds the hand of his son Prince George on arrival at the airport, in Warsaw, Poland. A 31-year-old man has been charged in England with sharing a photo of Prince George and details about his pre-school in a social media post prosecutors allege was meant to help others plan terror attacks, it was announced on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Prosecutors allege Husnain Rashid put the information about the 4-year-old son of Prince William and the former Kate Middleton on the encrypted platform Telegram. Britain's Sun newspaper reports that Rashid allegedly posted the silhouette of an Islamic State fighter beside George. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
FILE - In this Friday, July 21, 2017 file photo Britain's Prince William, second left, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, second right, and their children, Prince George, left, and Princess Charlotte, right are on their way to board a plane in Hamburg, Germany. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge say their third child will be due in April, it was announced on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. ( Christian Charisius/Pool Photo via AP, File)

LONDON (AP) — The new prince has a name — in fact three.

The infant son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been named Louis Arthur Charles, Kensington Palace announced Friday.

The palace said the baby’s full title is His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.

William and Kate’s third child was born Monday, a brother to 4-year-old Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who is almost 3.

Louis — pronounced LOO-ee — is fifth in line to the throne after his grandfather Prince Charles, his father and his older siblings.


The name pays tribute twice over to Prince Charles, who has Arthur as one of his middle names.

The choice also honors Louis Mountbatten, Charles’ great-uncle and beloved mentor, who was killed by an Irish Republican Army bomb in 1979.

Bookmakers had been doing a brisk trade in bets on the new prince’s name, but Louis wasn’t among the favorites. The royal couple has used it before, as one of George’s middle names.

Arthur, Albert and James had been considered front-runners.

Twitter users with personal connections to the fresh prince’s names offered peals of joy.

Author JK Rowling’s digital publishing company, Pottermore, noted that the Weasley family in the Harry Potter books had members named Louis, Arthur and Charles.

“Louis Arthur Charles, you were named after three iconic Weasleys,” the company tweeted.

A baby camel born at England’s Blackpool Zoo on the same day as Louis has been named in his honor.

A tiny, double humped Bactrian camel calf, born on Monday morning, has now been named in honor of the new Prince Louis!!” the zoo tweeted.

Former One Direction star Louis Tomlinson — a noted devotee of the Adidas brand — tweeted: “Young Louis welcome to the world. I’ll take you under my wing lad. The Adidas tracksuit is in the post!”

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