Prince Louis Was Not Meant To Receive A Royal Title, But His Great-Grandmother Stepped In And Changed The Rules

Date September 7, 2019

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third child, Prince Louis and shortly after his birth he received his birth certificate.

In it, his parents are listed as the Prince and the Princess of the United Kingdom. The Duke's son will also be known as HRH Prince Louis. But did you know he could have been left without a title?

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British tradition

According to the century-old rule, only the monarch, their kids, grandchildren, and the first grandson of the Prince of Wales could have an HRH title.

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So, under this tradition, the new royal baby would have been simply Lord Louis Mountbatten-Windsor.

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What changed?

In fact, it was the Queen who overturned this rule. Even before Prince George arrived, she sought legal notice that would allow all of her great-grandkids to have proper titles.

So, now, Charlotte and Louis can enjoy their royal status. Besides, Princess Charlotte also made history when her second brother was born.

The princess is the first female royal who retains her claim to the throne, even though the third child of the Cambriges is a boy.

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