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.
Prince Louis? How do you say his name? "Lou - is" or "Louey"?— Christopher Hope (@christopherhope) April 27, 2018
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.