How Do You Pronounce Prince Louis?
We finally have a name for the royal baby: Prince Louis Arthur Charles! Kensington Palace shared the news via Twitter yesterday.
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles," reads the announcement. "The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge."
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 27, 2018
The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge. pic.twitter.com/4DUwsLv5JQ
The name Louis, which means "famous warrior," pays tribute to the Prince Philip's uncle and Prince Charles's mentor, the late Lord Louis Mountbatten, who was tragically murdered by the IRA in 1979. It is also one of both Prince William and Prince George's middle names, and was the name of Prince Philip's grandfather Louis of Battenburg.
Louis was name of this baby’s 4GreatsGrandfather Louis IV Grand Duke of Hesse, who married Queen Victoria’s daughter Alice, their daughter married Louis of Battenburg, they were Prince Philip’s grandparents. It was also name of young Louis 3greatsUncle, Lord Mountbatten #Louis— Alastair Bruce (@AlastairBruce_) April 27, 2018
But how to do pronounce the little one's moniker? Here's a hint: Louis is pronounced "Lew-ee" not "Lewis." The "s" is silent.
You can clearly hear the name pronounced correctly in this video of Will and Kate's wedding vows:
Shortly following the announcement by Kensington Palace, several royal reporters in the U.K. clarified how to say Prince Louis's name, perhaps sensing confusion from American fans of the royal family.
For my American friends Louis is pronounced Lew-ee not Lewis - silent s! #royalbabyname— Victoria Arbiter (@victoriaarbiter) April 27, 2018
Pronounced Lou-ey, not Lewis.... #PrinceLouis— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) April 27, 2018
FYI: Louis is pronounced like Louie in the UK not Lewis. The “s” is scilent.— Gert's Royals (@Gertsroyals) April 27, 2018
Little Louis was born on April 23 at 11:01 a.m. in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London to much fanfare. He is currently fifth in line to the throne, just before Prince Harry and just after Princess Charlotte.
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors