Do You Pronounce Prince Louis' Name Louie or Lewis?


Kate Middleton and Prince William finally announced royal baby No. 3’s name on Friday, April 27, and welcome to the world Louis Arthur Charles!

After Kensington Palace shared the adorable newborn’s moniker, Twitter was wondering if they were pronouncing the heir’s name right.  

“Prince Louis? How do you say his name? 'Lou - is' or 'Louey'?” one Twitter user asked, while another tweeted: “The new Prince... Do I pronounce the S, as in Louis, or do I ignore the S, as in Louis?”

According to Kensington Palace, the correct way is the French way, pronounced Louie, or LU-ee, with the “s” being silent.


The royal couple, who are also parents to Prince George and Princess Charlotte, welcomed little Louis on Monday, April 23. Kate looked amazing in a red dress with a sweet white lace collar when she and William debuted their newborn outside the hospital just hours after he was born. 

The name Louis runs in the family. It’s Prince William and Prince George’s middle name. 

It also pays tribute to Lord Mountbatten, Prince Charles’ great-uncle who was assassinated by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in 1979. Prince Philip, royal baby No. 3’s great-grandfather, also had a grandfather named Prince Louis of Battenberg.

Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest

Ryan is quite simply one of the most influential, well-regarded, and well-known names in Hollywood. He is the quintessential Hollywood insider who always manages to have the biggest scoops and the most sought after access to top events and celebrities. Read more

The latest in news, straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to the On Air with Ryan Seacrest newsletter!


Content Goes Here