THIS is the reason why Queen Elizabeth STEPPED IN for Prince Louis Royal Title

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Royal baby: The Queen stepped in to ensure Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third child Prince Louis got a royal title

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton recently welcomed their third child, Prince Louis.

The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge Depart The Lindo Wing With Their New SonPrince Louis almost didn’t have a royal title [Getty]

Prince William and The Duchess Of Cambridge Kate Middleton recently announced the name of their third child, Prince Louis.

But it’s been revealed that the little tot may have had a completely different moniker if The Queen didn’t step in.

A royal rule from 1917 meant that only the monarch, their children, grandchildren and the first grandson of the Prince of Wales get royal titles.

The Queen was declared ‘sassy’ by amused viewers as she hits out at health and safetyThe Queen stepped in an changed an ancient royal rule [ITV]

If this had stayed in place, it would mean that although Prince George would still be a prince, his younger siblings would be known as Lady Charlotte and Lord Louis.

It would also mean that if Charlotte was born first, she still wouldn’t be able to be a princess.

However, before Prince George’s birth in 2013, the Queen sought a legal notice so all her great-grandchildren get a royal title.

BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 19: Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at BerlinThe old rule meant that Prince William’s children would have been known as Prince George and Lady Charlotte [Getty]

Prince Louis was born on April 23, 2018 with his full name, Louis Arthur Charles, being announced four days later.

It was the longest the public has had to wait to find out the name of one of William and Kate’s children.

Both Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s monikers were announced two days after they left the Lindo Wing.

Prince William and Kate Middleton often mirror each other in their body languagePrince Louis’ full name is Louis Arthur Charles [Getty]

But it seems there was a very good reason for the delay, with The Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge waiting until William’s dad Prince Charles met his grandson.

Charles was in France for an Anzac Day memorial when the little one was born, so Kate and Wills waited for his return before announcing Louis’ name.

The announcement was made by Kensington Palace saying: “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.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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