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Who Is Prince Louis?
Prince Louis (born April 23, 2018) is the third child and second son of Prince William and Kate Middleton (the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge), and a great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II. He is part of the line of succession for the British throne, following his grandfather, Prince Charles; his father; his brother, Prince George; and his sister, Princess Charlotte.
On September 4, 2017, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced they were expecting a third child. Prince Louis arrived at 11:01 a.m. on April 23, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in London; he weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces at birth. Louis and mother Kate Middleton left the hospital to go to Kensington Palace the day he was born — but not before Prince William had brought Prince George and Princess Charlotte to meet their new brother.
As with other new princes or princesses, gun salutes were fired at the Tower of London and in Hyde Park to mark his arrival, and bells were rung at Westminster Abbey.