Duchess Meghan makes first joint appearance with queen

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex make first appearance as a married couple at Prince Charles' 70th birthday party

Duke and Duchess of Sussex make first appearance as a married couple at Prince Charles' 70th birthday partyThe Duke of Sussex has paid tribute to his father, the Prince of Wales, in an affectionate speech in which he teased him about royal life. The Duke told a garden party full of charity guests that they may view the Prince’s enthusiastic handwritten letters with “joy and perhaps trepidation”, ribbing him for celebrating his birthday six months early with the words: “How very Royal!” Wearing a cream dress from British label Goat and Philip Treacey hat, the Duchess appeared to have conformed quickly to the style of Royal women, choosing long sleeves and nude tights for a look noticeably more demure than before her wedding day. Joining her first public engagement as a member of the Royal family, she appeared to get on famously with the Duchess of Cornwall, both failing to suppress their laughter when the Duke’s speech was interrupted by a bee. Prince Charles, with wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwal, and the Duchess of Sussex Credit: PA Losing his place half way through, the Duke had waved his hand to swat it away from his ear, telling the crowd: “That bee really got me.” The Duke and Duchess attended their first engagement since the wedding on Saturday to support the Prince at a Buckingham Palace garden party to celebrate his charity work ahead of his 70th birthday. Prince Charles’s 70th birthday party pictures: Duke and Duchess of Sussex among the guests Perhaps mindful of overshadowing him, the couple posed for photographs and spoke to four small groups of people before making a quiet exit. As people congratulated them on their wedding, both politely said “thank you” before moving the conversation on to talk about guests’ charity work. One woman, Sophie Rogers, 26, gave the Duchess what appears to be her first gift as Her Royal Highness: a handmade crystal necklace from her own studio, High Vibe Designs. Ms Rogers had received a grant from The Prince’s Trust two years ago, going on to start her own successful business. “Oh how sweet, thank you,” said the Duchess. “I was just admiring your necklace, it’s beautiful.” Addressing his “Pa” in the only speech of the afternoon, the Duke said: “It really is amazing to see so many of you here today for this family celebration. “I say ‘family’ because this is a chance for us to honour The Prince of Wales’s work over the last forty plus years, with all of his charities, patronages and military associations – and, as you all know, my father views all of your organisations like an extended family.” Telling his father he had been struck by the “long list” of guests invited, and the range of charities the Prince had worked with, he asked 6,000 assembled guests: “Who amongst you has not known the joy, and perhaps trepidation at receiving a handwritten note in response to some news shared from your organisation, urging you on and asking for more to be done to address this issue or that? Guests pose for a photograph as they attend The Prince of Wales’ 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration held at Buckingham Palace  Credit: PA “Who has not come away from a meeting with my father, their head spinning with a dozen new ideas which he wants to get underway urgently, having met a group of people or read something that has fired his imagination and started the flow of ideas. “His enthusiasm and energy are truly infectious; it has certainly inspired William and I to get involved in issues we care passionately about and to do whatever we can to make a difference. “In fact, many of the issues William and I now work on are subjects we were introduced to by our father growing up. “His passion and dedication are remarkable and seeing so many of you here today, I cannot fail but to be in awe of the drive he has had for so many years, to contribute to the enrichment of society both in this country and around the world.” The Duke of Sussex’s speech was interrupted by a bee Credit: PA Acknowledging the Prince’s instructions that the party should “not be about him”, the Duke added: “So, Pa, while I know that you’ve asked that today not be about you, you must forgive me if I don’t listen to you – much like when I was younger – and instead, I ask everyone here to say a huge thank you to you, for your incredible work over nearly 50 years. “Work that has given self-confidence and opportunity to thousands of young people who might not have had the best start in life; Or to champion causes like climate change long before almost anyone else was talking about it; and above all, for your vision and ability to bring people together to make change happen. “You have inspired William and I, and looking out here today, it is clear to see that we are not alone.   The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave the garden party Credit:  Dominic Lipinski “You have created an incredible body of work that has, and will continue to make such a huge difference to so many people’s lives both here and around the world. “With that, Ladies and Gentlemen, please can I ask you to join me in wishing The Prince of Wales a very Happy Birthday – six months ahead of his 70th. “How very Royal.” After finishing the speech, father and son embraced with a kiss on both cheeks, before the four members of the Royal family walked down the steps of Buckingham Palace into the garden to pose for a photograph with charity leaders. The two Duchesses appeared to get on famously, making eye contact and laughing as they were arranged in suitably smart fashion for a photograph. Charles, Camilla, Meghan and Harry pose for a photograph Credit: Chris Jackson When Meghan embarked on meeting some charity representatives, she extended her hand to shake before most had a chance to curtsey to her in her new position as HRH. “I knew I was going to curtsey by she shook my hand,” said Diana Langson, from 2nd Battalion Irish Regiment of Canada. “They were both so friendly and so kind and genuine when they spoke. “We offered them congratulations on the wedding and they just said thank you. They’re probably tired of talking about it! “It has been a phenomenal day, and the opportunity to meet them all is overwhelming.” The Duchess of Sussex, who until Saturday was known as Meghan Markle Credit: Reuters The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall went on to mingle with guests for another hour, treated to a performance of The Goons’ Ying Tong Song by a ukulele orchestra.  More than 6,000 people were expected at the garden party, all from the charities and military associations most closely linked with the Prince, on the grounds of Buckingham Palace, for music, speeches and a customary cup of tea. The Duchess of Cornwall attended the garden party at her husband’s side, as he was hailed for his lifetime of work dedicated to the charity sector.  The Prince will actually turn 70 on November 14, with this an early public celebration of the milestone. He is expected to have a private party for family and friends closer to the day. The Prince of Wales acknowledges applause from guests Credit: Mark Cuthbert The attendance of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex reflects both the shared interest of father and son of much of their charity work and the growing bond between the Duchess and her new family. The Duchess, who asked her father-in-law to accompany up part of the aisle for the St George’s Chapel service, is said to have found much common ground with him in a series of private family gatherings. She is likely to have been particularly touched by his chivalry towards her mother, Doria Ragland, during the wedding, where he was seen to reach out his hand to her in the chapel and offer his arm as they walked down the stairs. The Duke, too, has offered an increasingly public insight into his relationship with his father this year, beginning with a interview on the Today programme when Prince Harry acted as guest editor, and continuing with  a joint appearance at a conservation conference. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their family Credit: Alexi Lubomirski At the wedding on Saturday, the groom was seen to say “thank you, Pa”, as his father walked Meghan Markle to the altar. Today, the Prince of Wales’ 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration will see the Royal family joined by members of the public from 386 of The Prince of Wales’ patronages and 20 of his military affiliations. A number of guests from the emergency services – police, fire, ambulance, mountain rescue, and RNLI – with 100 cadets from Youth United helping out on the day. Royal wedding day pictures: Best photos from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s ceremony and reception One cadet who was present at the Manchester Arena during the bombing last year will also be there, on the anniversary of the attack. Guests will be treated to musical performances from the Band of the Welsh Guards, the mixed voice Borough Welsh Choir, the Caldicot Male Voice Choir, the National Youth Pipe Band anda gospel choir. 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Meghan Markle Is in Full Duchess Mode Just 3 Days After the Royal Wedding: See the Photos

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Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Royal wedding, leaving baby Prince Louis at home

Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Royal wedding, leaving baby Prince Louis at homeThe Duchess of Cambridge arrived at St George’s Chapel for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and set about helping the young pageboys and bridesmaids prepare for their own entrance. Having opted not to bring the newest addition of the Royal family to the big day, the mother-of-three ensured her two older children were on their best behaviour as they prepared  to undertake pageboy and bridesmaid duties.  The Duchess switched seamlessly to chaperone mode, as she clutched the hands of the little flower girls – which included her own daughter Princess Charlotte – guiding them up the steps and readying them for the ceremony. Princess Charlotte, three, seemed to take the attention in her stride while her four-year-old brother Prince George looked to be taking his role as pageboy very seriously. Kate watched Miss Markle become her sister-in-law and replace Prince Louis as the latest member of the Royal family. Royal wedding day pictures: Best photos from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s ceremony and reception And the 36-year-old will know all about the nerves associated with walking down the aisle to royalty having done it herself seven years ago.  She and the Duke of Cambridge were married on April 23, 2011, after Kensington Palace announced they were engaged in November the previous year.  While most would have to save up for a lavish wedding, five months was all that was needed for her and Prince Williams to arrange their wedding at Westminster Abbey.  Cutest pictures of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and more young royals at the wedding The newest Royal couple have followed a similar timescale with their engagement, also confirmed in November.  Perhaps with the pending arrival of Prince Louis, Meghan and Harry may have pushed their plans back a month to allow their sister-in-law and her newborn to recover.  While Prince George and Princess Charlotte had a central role to play in the ceremony, their younger brother Prince Louis did not attend.  The most stylish guests from Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle At less than a month old, he is likely to be cared for by a nanny close by, allowing the Duchess to visit him privately throughout the day. His second public appearance, after capturing the hearts of the nation on April 23 on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London, could be at Trooping the Colour in June, or at his christening. Royal wedding | Read more  


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Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new titles explained

Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new titles explainedFOLLOW LIVE COVERAGE OF THE ROYAL WEDDING HERE Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Kensington Palace has announced.  By tradition, male members of the Royal family receive a title from the monarch on their wedding day, and the vacant title Duke of Sussex has always been regarded as the most likely choice for the Prince. The only previous Duke of Sussex was married twice, but neither of his marriages was approved by his father, George III, meaning they were considered unlawful. It means that Ms Markle is the first woman entitled to use the title HRH The Duchess of Sussex. Ms Markle’s full name is Rachel Meghan Markle, but she was named as Meghan in Buckingham Palace’s announcement of the engagement, meaning she is unlikely to revert to Rachel. The Prince will also take on the titles Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. Royal wedding day pictures: Best photos from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s ceremony and reception Meghan Markle will be HRH – but will she ever become a princess? Yes. As well as her Duchess title, she may also be known as Princess Henry of Wales. She will not have the title of Princess Meghan since she is a princess by marriage, and not in her own right.  The title of Duchess of Sussex takes precedence since she holds it in her own right.  What’s the procedure in choosing a title? A dukedom is the highest rank in the British peerage and comes from the Latin word dux, meaning leader.   Traditionally, the monarch would bestow these titles on people loyal to the crown, in exchange for land or money, or they were inherited from a direct ancestor.  They were known as “peers of the realm”. The five titles, from highest to lowest are: duke, marquess, earl, viscount, and baron for men; duchess, marchioness, countess, viscountess, and baroness for women. Other Dukedom options the Queen could have chosen for her grandson included the dukedoms of Clarence, Connaught, Windsor, Albany, and Cumberland and Teviotdale. However, many of them have inauspicious histories that almost certainly rule them out. Titles and how to use them Who was the previous Duke of Sussex? Like Prince Harry, the previous Duke of Sussex, Augustus Frederick, lived at Kensington Palace, and he also married for love, rather than choosing a bride who fitted the traditional royal mould. Prince Augustus Frederick was not given consent by his father, King George III, to marry his first wife Lady Augusta Murray, as she was considered to be from too low a social rank. The Prince married her anyway, in secret in Rome in 1793, and then again in England when they returned, but without the king’s permission the marriage contravened the Royal Marriages Act 1772 and was annulled in 1794. The couple continued to live as man and wife and had two children before they eventually separated. In 1874 Sussex was also given as an Earldom alongside the Dukedom of Connaught and Strathearn to Queen Victoria’s third son Prince Arthur. The titles became extinct on the death of his grandson Alastair Windsor, the second Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and Earl of Sussex, in 1943. Sussex existed as a non-Royal title before it was given to Prince Augustus. The Earldom of Sussex was given to William d’Aubigny in 1141 and was passed down that family until the death of the 5th Earl of Sussex, who was usually known as Earl of Arundel, in 1243. Four families subsequently took on the title before it was given to a member of the royal family, in 1529, 1644, 1674 and 1717.  Prince William and Kate Middleton’s titles explained When Prince Harry’s brother William married Catherine Middleton in 2011, the Queen bestowed the title of the Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus on her grandson. Catherine, known as Kate, became the Duchess of Cambridge.  Like the Duke of Sussex, the previous Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, known as the 2nd Duke of Cambridge, married a commoner for love just like Prince William. Born in 1819, he was a grandson of George III and the only son of Prince Adolphus Frederick, the 1st Duke of Cambridge. He refused to have an arranged marriage and declared such unions were “doomed to failure”. He became captivated by the actress Sarah Louisa Fairbrother, who was said to be a classic beauty and a graceful dancer. They wed in 1847 when she was already the mother of two of his children and pregnant with his third. UK pubs named The Duke of Sussex Are there any other royal dukes? The Queen’s second son, Prince Andrew, was created Duke of York upon his marriage to Sarah Ferguson in 1986.  The Queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward, however broke with royal tradition when he chose the title of Earl of Wessex upon his marriage to Sophie Rhys-Jones (now Sophie, Countess of Wessex) in 1999.  The other royal dukes are The Queen’s first cousins, the Duke of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent. What other titles will they be known by? The Prince will also take on the titles of Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. As is tradition, he has been given one title from England, ones from Scotland and one from Northern Ireland on his marriage.  The Earldom has been given on one previous occasion to George Douglas, a younger son of the first Marquess of Douglas, who was created Earl of Dumbarton in 1675. On the death of the second Earl in 1749 the title became extinct and has not been given as a title since.  Dumbarton is a town on the north bank of the river Clyde in the west of Scotland.  The title of Baron Kilkeel has never previously been granted. Kilkeel is a small fishing town on the coast of County Down in Northern Ireland, below the Mourne Mountains. Royal wedding | Read more


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Duke and Duchess of Sussex? What will Meghan and Harry's Royal titles be?

Duke and Duchess of Sussex? What will Meghan and Harry's Royal titles be?Meghan Markle is just one day away from marrying her fiancee Prince Harry as the couple tie the knot tomorrow on Saturday 19 May at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. On officially joining the British royal family, just like her sister-in-law-to-be Kate Middleton, the former American actress will have a new title bestowed on her when she makes the transition from ‘commoner’ to ‘royal’.  Here’s our title predictions and everything you need to know about the British peerage.  Could Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s titles be The Duke and Duchess of Sussex? Ms Markle is tipped to become the first Duchess of Sussex when she marries Prince Harry.  By tradition, male members of the Royal family receive a title from the monarch on their wedding day, and the vacant title Duke of Sussex is regarded as the most likely choice for the Prince. The only previous Duke of Sussex was married twice, but neither of his marriages was approved by his father, George III, meaning they were considered unlawful. It means that Ms Markle would be the first woman entitled to use the title HRH The Duchess of Sussex. Ms Markle’s full name is Rachel Meghan Markle, but she was named as Meghan in Buckingham Palace’s announcement of the engagement, meaning she is unlikely to revert to Rachel when she is married. Meghan and Wallis: Two American divorcées marrying into royalty – what a difference 80 years makes What’s the procedure in choosing a title? A dukedom is the highest rank in the British peerage and comes from the Latin word dux, meaning leader.   Traditionally, the monarch would bestow these titles on people loyal to the crown, in exchange for land or money, or they were inherited from a direct ancestor.  They were known as “peers of the realm”. The five titles, from highest to lowest are: duke, marquess, earl, viscount, and baron for men; duchess, marchioness, countess, viscountess, and baroness for women. The Queen is expected to choose a Dukedom for her grandson from titles that are currently suspended, and other options include the dukedoms of Clarence, Connaught, Windsor, Albany, and Cumberland and Teviotdale. However, many of them have inauspicious histories that would almost certainly rule them out. Titles and how to use them Charles Kidd, editor of Debrett’s Peerage & Baronetage, said he believed the Queen would choose the Dukedom of Sussex for Prince Harry, which was previously held by George III’s sixth son Augustus Frederick. He said: “They’re quite limited in the titles that are available. The Duke of Sussex is the front-runner without any doubt.â€� Who was the previous Duke of Sussex? Like Prince Harry, the previous Duke of Sussex, Augustus Frederick, lived at Kensington Palace, and he also married for love, rather than choosing brides who fitted the traditional royal mould. Prince Augustus Frederick was not given consent by his father, King George III, to marry his first wife Lady Augusta Murray, as she was considered to be from too low a social rank. The Prince married her anyway, in secret in Rome in 1793, and then again in England when they returned, but without the king’s permission the marriage contravened the Royal Marriages Act 1772 and was annulled in 1794. The couple continued to live as man and wife and had two children before they eventually separated. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pictured in February in Oslo, Norway Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images Prince William and Kate Middleton’s titles explained When Prince Harry’s brother William married Catherine Middleton in 2011, the Queen bestowed the title of the Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus on her grandson. Catherine, known as Kate, became the Duchess of Cambridge.  Like the Duke of Sussex, the previous Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, known as the 2nd Duke of Cambridge, married a commoner for love just like Prince William. Born in 1819, he was a grandson of George III and the only son of Prince Adolphus Frederick, the 1st Duke of Cambridge. He refused to have an arranged marriage and declared such unions were “doomed to failure”. He became captivated by the actress Sarah Louisa Fairbrother, who was said to be a classic beauty and a graceful dancer. They wed in 1847 when she was already the mother of two of his children and pregnant with his third. The Duchess of Cambridge and Sophie Countess of Wessex Credit: Eddie Mulholland Are there any other royal dukes? The Queen’s second son, Prince Andrew, was created Duke of York upon his marriage to Sarah Ferguson in 1986.  The Queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward, however broke with royal tradition when he chose the title of Earl of Wessex upon his marriage to Sophie Rhys-Jones (now Sophie, Countess of Wessex) in 1999.  The other royal dukes are The Queen’s first cousins, the Duke of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent.


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Duke and Duchess of Sussex? What titles will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have after the wedding?

Duke and Duchess of Sussex? What titles will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have after the wedding?Meghan Markle is just days away from marrying her whirlwind romance fiancee Prince Harry as the couple tie the knot on Saturday 19 May at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. On officially joining the British royal family, just like her sister-in-law-to-be Kate Middleton, the former American actress will have a new title bestowed on her when she makes the transition from ‘commoner’ to ‘royal’.  Here’s our title predictions and everything you need to know about the British peerage.  Could Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s titles be The Duke and Duchess of Sussex? Ms Markle is tipped to become the first Duchess of Sussex when she marries Prince Harry.  By tradition, male members of the Royal family receive a title from the monarch on their wedding day, and the vacant title Duke of Sussex is regarded as the most likely choice for the Prince. The only previous Duke of Sussex was married twice, but neither of his marriages was approved by his father, George III, meaning they were considered unlawful. It means that Ms Markle would be the first woman entitled to use the title HRH The Duchess of Sussex. Ms Markle’s full name is Rachel Meghan Markle, but she was named as Meghan in Buckingham Palace’s announcement of the engagement, meaning she is unlikely to revert to Rachel when she is married. Meghan and Wallis: Two American divorcées marrying into royalty – what a difference 80 years makes What’s the procedure in choosing a title? A dukedom is the highest rank in the British peerage and comes from the Latin word dux, meaning leader.   Traditionally, the monarch would bestow these titles on people loyal to the crown, in exchange for land or money, or they were inherited from a direct ancestor.  They were known as “peers of the realm”. The five titles, from highest to lowest are: duke, marquess, earl, viscount, and baron for men; duchess, marchioness, countess, viscountess, and baroness for women. The Queen is expected to choose a Dukedom for her grandson from titles that are currently suspended, and other options include the dukedoms of Clarence, Connaught, Windsor, Albany, and Cumberland and Teviotdale. However, many of them have inauspicious histories that would almost certainly rule them out. Titles and how to use them Charles Kidd, editor of Debrett’s Peerage & Baronetage, said he believed the Queen would choose the Dukedom of Sussex for Prince Harry, which was previously held by George III’s sixth son Augustus Frederick. He said: “They’re quite limited in the titles that are available. The Duke of Sussex is the front-runner without any doubt.â€� Who was the previous Duke of Sussex? Like Prince Harry, the previous Duke of Sussex, Augustus Frederick, lived at Kensington Palace, and he also married for love, rather than choosing brides who fitted the traditional royal mould. Prince Augustus Frederick was not given consent by his father, King George III, to marry his first wife Lady Augusta Murray, as she was considered to be from too low a social rank. The Prince married her anyway, in secret in Rome in 1793, and then again in England when they returned, but without the king’s permission the marriage contravened the Royal Marriages Act 1772 and was annulled in 1794. The couple continued to live as man and wife and had two children before they eventually separated. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pictured in February in Oslo, Norway Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images Prince William and Kate Middleton’s titles explained When Prince Harry’s brother William married Catherine Middleton in 2011, the Queen bestowed the title of the Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus on her grandson. Catherine, known as Kate, became the Duchess of Cambridge.  Like the Duke of Sussex, the previous Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, known as the 2nd Duke of Cambridge, married a commoner for love just like Prince William. Born in 1819, he was a grandson of George III and the only son of Prince Adolphus Frederick, the 1st Duke of Cambridge. He refused to have an arranged marriage and declared such unions were “doomed to failure”. He became captivated by the actress Sarah Louisa Fairbrother, who was said to be a classic beauty and a graceful dancer. They wed in 1847 when she was already the mother of two of his children and pregnant with his third. The Duchess of Cambridge and Sophie Countess of Wessex Credit: Eddie Mulholland Are there any other royal dukes? The Queen’s second son, Prince Andrew, was created Duke of York upon his marriage to Sarah Ferguson in 1986.  The Queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward, however broke with royal tradition when he chose the title of Earl of Wessex upon his marriage to Sophie Rhys-Jones (now Sophie, Countess of Wessex) in 1999.  The other royal dukes are The Queen’s first cousins, the Duke of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent.


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Prince Louis Arthur Charles: Royal baby name announced by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – latest news

Prince Louis Arthur Charles: Royal baby name announced by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - latest newsThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their new baby Prince Louis Arthur Charles. The names honour both the Prince’s grandfather, Prince Charles, and Louis Mountbatten, the Duke of Edinburgh’s mentor who was killed by an IRA bomb in 1979. Prince George and Prince William both have Louis as middle names, with the announcement confounding bookies and experts who had believed it would not be repeated for the third baby Cambridge. Arthur had been the favourite predicted first name, eventually announced as a middle name. It is also one of the Duke of Cambridge’s own middle names. Kensington Palace said: “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.” The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge showing their third child to the world outside the Lindo Wing on Monday Credit: Karwai Tang /WireImage The name is a significant tribute to the Royal Family, with the newborn Prince sharing names in common with his brother Prince George Alexander Louis, his father Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, and his grandfather Prince Charles Philip Arthur George. Kensington Palace announced the name of the Royal couple’s third child, who was born on Monday at 11.01am weighing 8lb 7oz. The Duke and Duchess will have shared the name with the Queen and the rest of their family before making it public. The announcement had been eagerly anticipated since the couple showed off their new son to the world on the steps of the exclusive maternity unit, the Lindo Wing, on Monday evening. Popularity of the boys’ name Louis since 1904 Since then, the Duke and Duchess have been kept busy settling in to life as a family of five at Kensington Palace. Born fifth in line, the baby is the Queen and Philip’s sixth great-grandchild and Kensington Palace said the couple, along with the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, and the Middletons, were delighted with the news of the new arrival.  Royal baby name popularity interactive Prince William: ‘Sleeping’s going reasonably well so far, so he’s behaving himself’ The Duke of Cambridge joined his brother Prince Harry and soon-to-be sister-in-law Meghan Markle at Westminster Abbey for an Anzac Day service on Wednesday afternoon. But the topic of conversation quickly turned to the new Prince. It’s a boy Celebrating the Royal baby – in pictures Asked how the Duchess and the baby were doing, Prince William said: “They’re very well thanks.” The now father of three said they are “in good form, luckily”, and added: “Sleeping’s going reasonably well so far, so he’s behaving himself which is good news.” Prince William greets his brother Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle as they arrive for an Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey  Credit: HANNAH MCKAY /Reuters ‘I don’t know how I’ll keep up with them’, proud Prince of Wales jokes A delighted Prince of Wales welcomed the birth of his third grandchild, saying it was a “great joy”. Speaking for himself and the Duchess of Cornwall, presumably with a twinkle in his eye, he said: “We are both so pleased at the news.   “It is a great joy to have another grandchild, the only trouble is I don’t know how I am going to keep up with them.” The Prince is now a grandfather to Prince George, four, Princess Charlotte, who will turn three on May 2, and the baby boy. The Prince of Wales already has two grandchildren in Prince George and Princess Charlotte, pictured arriving at the Lindo Wing Credit: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS /AFP The Duchess of Cornwall also has five grandchildren who are regular visitors to their home, with the Prince said to delight in reading the youngsters stories. Royal Baby | Read more The Prince’s words chimed perfectly with those of his son the Duke, who had held up three fingers – one for each of his children – when departing from hospital and laughed that he had “thrice the worry now”. The Duke of Cambridge holds up three fingers as he tells the media he has ‘thrice the worry now’ as he leaves the Lindo Wing  Credit: BEN STANSALL /AFP New baby Louis evokes memories of Charles’ beloved uncle murdered by IRA Louis was the first name of the Prince of Wales’ beloved great-uncle Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Charles will be touched that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge decided to pay tribute to Lord Mountbatten, who was murdered by the IRA in 1979, by naming their son Prince Louis. The name, also one of Prince George’s middle names, is French and German in origin and means “renowned warrior”. Louis was the 71st most popular name in England and Wales, according to the latest available figures from the Office for National Statistics. In 2016, just 911 boys were given the name Louis in England and Wales. It was more popular in the early 2000s when it ranked around 39th, but was not popular throughout the 20th century. Louis has been the name of many rulers across the world, including 18 kings of France. Lord Louis Mountbatten pictured in 1977, two years before he was murdered by the IRA Credit: PA Famous people named Louis include pop star Louis Tomlinson from One Direction and jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong. Lord Louis Mountbatten was also the Duke of Edinburgh’s uncle and the brother of Philip’s mother Princess Alice. He was the last British Viceroy of India before independence in 1947. He was very close to Charles but Uncle Dickie, as he was known in the family, was assassinated by the IRA in August 1979. His boat was blown up on a fishing trip off the coast of County Sligo in the Republic of Ireland. Meeting the family: Auntie Pippa one first visitors at Kensington Palace Prince George and Princess Charlotte had already been introduced to the new baby at St Mary’s Hospital and were likely being eased into their new roles as big brother and middle sister in their own home on Tuesday. Pippa Matthews, the first visitor seen driving into the Palace, spent several hours with her sister, the Duchess, and infant nephew before being photographed driving away. Pippa Middleton pictured leaving Kensington Palace on Tuesday afternoon Credit: Paul Grover for The Telegraph  Parents Carole and Michael Middleton were unlikely to have been far away, famously supportive of the Duke and Duchess and their growing brood. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, too, could surely not have kept away from joining the first eager visitors, living just next door and both adoring children. The Prince once called George and Charlotte “the most amazing things ever”. The Queen, who was in Windsor, is unlikely to meet her sixth great-grandchild imminently, with further duties at the castle on Wednesday, while the Duke of Edinburgh is recuperating privately from a hip replacement operation. The Queen horse riding at Windsor on Monday before the latest Royal baby was born Credit: Kelvin Bruce  The Prince of Wales, who was on Tuesday travelling to France in time for a dawn service to commemorate the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux on Anzac Day, will pay his first visit to hold the baby on his return from duty. Other family members earlier remained tight-lipped about the baby’s name. The Countess of Wessex, who was conducting a string of engagements near Truro, Cornwall, said during a visit to Tregolls School on Tuesday: “I’m thrilled for them all, it’s lovely – really good news.” Asked about the baby’s name, she added tactfully: “The jury’s out on that one. I don’t know, we’re all just going to have to wait and see.” Sophie, Countess of Wessex meets pupils during a visit to a school in Truro on Tuesday Credit: Cornwall Live / SWNS.com  Video: New Prince of Cambridge’s first public outing Duke and Duchess settle into life as family of five As the outside world clamoured for details, the Duke and Duchess appeared to simply get on with life: with two older children, even with the help of a nanny, they could hardly do less. The Duke, sporting a light stubble, was seen driving out of Kensington Palace on Tuesday afternoon, on an unidentified errand. Prince William leaves Kensington Palace by car on Tuesday afternoon Credit: Jack Taylor /Getty Abbey bells and gun salutes mark Royal birth Official celebrations were already under way, with the bells of Westminster Abbey ringing out from 1pm and gun salutes fired in London at 2pm. The soldiers, horses and Guns of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery rode out from Wellington Barracks into Hyde Park for a 41 round salute, and the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC), the City of London’s Army Reserve regiment, fired a 62-round Gun Salute from The Tower of London. Video: Moment royal birth was marked by gun salutes ‘Highlight of my career!’ The young Pc who took centre stage at baby’s first public outing The baby joy extended not just to the Royal Family and avid monarchists. A young Metropolitan Police constable, Tyler O’Hare, who took centre stage during the Royal baby’s first public appearance outside the Lindo Wing was also celebrating. Sharing pictures of himself sternly keeping them safe by standing guard, he wrote on Twitter: “An honour and utter privilege to have been the ‘Door Officer’ for the birth of Their Royal Highnesses new baby boy! “Today was an amazing day and a highlight of my career!” The Royal couple introduced two new members to the family today…. An honour and utter privilege to have been the ‘Door Officer’ for the birth of Their Royal Highnesses new baby boy! Today was an amazing day and a highlight of my career! #RoyalBaby3#RoyalBaby3#RoyalBabypic.twitter.com/md6kMw3WSs— PC Tyler O’Hare (@TylerOHare) April 23, 2018 Royal Collection releases official souvenirs before baby’s name announced The official commemorative souvenirs marking the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby son have gone on sale – before the new prince’s name had been announced. Featuring a lion cub and unicorn inspired by the Royal Arms, the Royal Collection china is decorated with gold ribbons, silver pompoms and a coronet-inspired pattern. The pieces bear the words “Welcome to our new royal baby” and display William and Kate’s coronet. The range of official commemorative chinaware to celebrate the prince’s birth  Credit: Royal Collection Trust The official range includes a pillbox costing £35, a tankard for £39 and a plate priced at £49. Each item in the range is gilded with 22-carat gold and made in Stoke-on-Trent using traditional methods. There is also a pram-shaped woven decoration, made with glistening threads, delicate pearl detail, and embroidered on the back with “Royal Baby 2018”, for £14.95.    


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