How royal baby Louis was NOT meant to be a prince at all – and how the Queen stepped in

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How royal baby Louis was NOT meant to be a prince at all – and how the Queen stepped in
ROYAL baby Prince Louis may be the newest member of the Royal Family but he very nearly was not a prince at all – with his great-grandmother the Queen stepping in to overturn a century-old rule.

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge welcomed Louis Arthur Charles to the world on Monday but despite making the British public wait four days for his name – it has emerged the little royal could have been left waiting for a title.

In fact, the adorable bundle only has the title HRH Prince Louis of Cambridge because his great gran, the Queen, overturned a century-old rule that saw all HRH titles limited to just the Monarch, their children, grandchildren and the Prince of Wales’s first grandson.

Under this 1917 rule, Prince George would have had the title but his younger siblings would have been called Lady Charlotte Mountbatten-Windsor and new baby Louis would have been Lord Louis Mountbatten-Windsor.

If Charlotte was the family’s firstborn, the same ruling would have stopped her being a princess.

To prevent this, the Queen sought a legal notice before Prince George was born that enabled her great grandchildren to have prince and princess titles, without the need for Parliament approval.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their baby boy into the world on Monday at 11.01am weighing 8lbs 7oz.

And speculation has been mounting about whether Prince Louis could make an appearance at his uncle’s royal wedding to Meghan on May 19.

But the gorgeous tot already had plenty of visitors himself with auntie Pippa Middleton spotted leaving Kensington Palace on Tuesday.

The new auntie looked radiant as she smiled to photographers as she left the grounds.

Kate’s mother Carole Middleton has also been helping the Duchess and was spotted buying baby supplies at a nearby Boots.

Prince Charles is expected to visit his new grandson, however, the heir to the throne has been busy with royal engagements including an Anzac Day service on behalf of the Queen in France last Wednesday.

The Queen sought a legal notice before Prince George was born that enabled her great grandchildren to have prince and princess titles

Following the birth, the Prince of Wales joked he does not know how he will keep up his third grandchild alongside Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Prince Charles in a statement 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.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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