It’s Official: Prince Louis’ Birth Certificate is Released
The birth certificate of the latest Royal Family member has been made public. Prince Louis is now official and his proud papa signed off on it.
The document states the stats of the little prince including his full name appearing on the paper His Royal Highness Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge.
The Duke and Duchess’ third child was born in Paddington on Monday, April 23 at 11:01 am, weighing 8lbs 7oz. The birth took place in a private sector of St. Mary’s Hospital.
Prince William, 35, who is taking a sabbatical following the arrival of his son signed the birth certificate on Tuesday at Kensington Palace. Patricia Gordon the Westminster City Council registrar was in attendance for the formality.
Gordon made a statement following the signing, “It has been a great honor to register and formally welcome the latest addition to the royal family, Prince Louis Arthur Charles. This follows a long history of Westminster City Council registering royal bites including Prince Louis’ siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte."
Unlike the previous two birth certificates of George, 4, and Charlotte, 2, which were handwritten, Louis’ is typewritten. Why the change?
Ms. Cathcart had the honor of witnessing the ceremony of the official signatures of George and Charlotte the events as she has stated as the “highlight” of her career. But the registrar received backlash back in 2013 when her handwriting on Prince George’s document seemed unlikable to some people.
Cathcart received death threats from the 2013 signing and spoke in an interview in 2014 revealing, “I got death threats. One person said their cat had better handwriting, someone called for me to be fired and someone even said I was illiterate.”
She went on to explain, “Let’s just say I had to have more than one attempt. What can I say? It was a very hot day and I was flustered and trying to fill this thing in with Prince William sitting beside me."
The experience didn’t detour Cathcart she returned two years later to be the officiant for Princess Charlotte‘s signing.
Formality calls for new parents to attend a register office within 42 days of a child being born but in the case of the Royal Family an exception is made and the deputy registrar makes a trip to the Palace.