The wait is over.
The anticipation can end.
The rumors can be put to rest.
The Royal Baby? He finally has a name!
Five days afterÂ Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their third bundle of precious joy into the world, the world’s favorite couple has at last come out and made it possible for us to refer to their baby as something other than “that kid.”
Instead, we can now call him…
… LOUIS ARTHUR!!!!!
It’s not True Thompson and it’s not Stormi Webster, but it’s the name of the fifth heir to the British throne.
Isn’t that right,Â Kensington Palace?
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles,” reads the official Tweet making this announcement.
Along with an adorable picture of Mommy, Daddy and Louis, the social media confirmation added:
“The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.”
Well, sure. But only when his parents are really angry with him and want to use his full name.
Louis was among the leading contenders for the Royal Baby name, as various casinos and online gambling destinations actually accepted wagers on what the moniker would be.
Prince William had tried to throw fans off the scent in a brief chat with the media on Wednesday, joking at one point that he liked the name Jerry.
He also said at the time that his son is sleeping “reasonably well” and behaving himself, while adding that his wife is “doing very well.”
The beloved couple’s latest addition was born at 11:01 a.m. local time on Monday.
Just a few hours later, the traditional ceremonial easel was placed in front of Buckingham Palace, while Kate and William debuted the boy a short time after that.
He’s pretty darn adorable, isn’t he?
â€śHer Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz.,â€ť the palace tweeted for this major announcement.
It added on Monday:
â€śThe Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.
“The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news.â€ť
William and Kate, meanwhile, chose traditional names that honored their family members for their first two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The former shares a name with six former kings of England, including Queen Elizabeth IIâ€™s late father, King George VI.
As for Charlotte? Her middle name is Diana, which is self-explanatory, right?
Middleton actually paid tribute in moving fashion to Princess Diana with the dress you see her wearing above.
In related news:
Prior to the baby’s arrival, various reports have come out that Kate’s younger sister, Pippa Middleton, is pregnant with her first child.
And then, on May 19, Prince Harry is set to marry Meghan Markle.
It’s quite a time to be a fan of the Royal Family… or a member of the Royal Family.
Welcome to the world, Louis Arthur!
You’re a cutie patootie!