Royals — they’re just like us! Every baby gets a birth certificate when they’re born — and Prince Louis is no different. The document for Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s third child was released on Tuesday, May 1, and there are some details on the piece of paper that we can’t help but laugh about.
The little boy’s name was documented as His Royal Highness Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge, which we expected, but it’s his parents’ listed occupations that really got us chuckling. His dad’s said Prince of the United Kingdom and his mom’s said Princess of the United Kingdom. So casual. We also got to see Will’s polished signature on the certificate
But believe it or not, there’s one major thing we noticed that makes Louis’ certificate different from his siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s documents. Unlike his big brother and sister, whose certificates were written out in July 2013 and May 2015 respectively, Louis’ certificate is typed! We’re not thinking too much of it though. The deputy registrar on George and Charlotte’s is the same, but there’s a new one listed on Louis’. That said, we bet it was just a preference depending on the registrar at the time (or maybe they’ve just upgraded with technology in 2018).
Kate and William previously welcomed little Louis on Monday, April 23. “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well,” the statement read at the time. “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.”
And now, the family-of-five is “complete.” Royal biographer Ingrid Seward told People, “It completes them. [Kate] is one of three siblings, and it’s a good family size. Boy-girl-boy is pretty cool as well.” A family friend added, “[Parenthood] suits them really well. They are enjoying it and are very happy.” We can’t wait to see pics of the entire brood!
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