THE Princess of Wales gave birth to her third child with husband Prince William by her side on April 23, 2018.

The baby's name was revealed as Louis Arthur Charles, and since then he has been quite the character alongside his siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Here's everything you need to know…

When was Prince Louis born?

On Monday, April 23, Kate Middleton gave birth to a baby boy weighing 8lb, 7oz at St Mary's Hospital.

Prince William was by the Princess of Wales' side to welcome their third child at 11.01am in the Lindo Wing of the Paddington hospital.

William brought Prince George and Princess Charlotte to see their new brother in the afternoon.

In a statement, Kensington Palace said: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz.

"The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.

"Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."

Prince Louis was Christened on July 9 at St James's Palace.

When was Prince Louis' name revealed?

After four days of speculation, Kate Middleton and Prince William finally revealed their third child's name – Louis Arthur Charles – at 11.00am on Friday, April 27.

A statement released by Kensington Palace on Twitter read: "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."

What happened during Kate Middleton's pregnancy?

Typically couples wait until the three-month mark before announcing they are expecting a baby.

But the Sun's Royal Correspondent Emily Andrews believed the Duchess was forced to announce the pregnancy early after suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum (severe morning sickness) as she did in her previous pregnancies.

The Duchess made her first public appearance since announcing the pregnancy on World Mental Health Day after missing all official engagements for more than a month due to illness.

She was spotted showing off her bump in a blue coat while visiting the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in London in February, 2018, and continued taking part in royal engagements throughout her pregnancy.

Kate would have had to follow a series of birthing rules to adhere to tradition when she welcomed the new arrival.

These include who must be told the news before anybody else, as well as who is allowed inside the room of the birth.

more prince louis news


Prince Louis, 4, is 'struggling to understand' Queen's death, mum Kate reveals


This is how older than each other Prince William's and Kate's children are


Wills and Kate 'may take Prince George to Queen's funeral to send a message'


Prince George, Charlotte & Louiskeep usual routine following the Queen’s death

How old are Prince George and Princess Charlotte?

Wills and Kate announced in December 2012 that they were expecting their first child together.

On July 22, 2013, Kate was admitted to St Mary's Hospital, where William himself was born, and emerged with a son – Prince George.

In September 2014, the royal couple announced that Kate was pregnant again, with Princess Charlotte being born at the same hospital on May 2, 2015.

Source: Read Full Article