There’s a major difference between Prince Louis’ birth certificate and his siblings’

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    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third child on Monday 23rd April, naming their newborn Louis Arthur Charles – known officially as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.

    Prince Louis has become fifth in line to the throne, behind grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William, and his two older siblings, four-year-old Prince George and three-year-old Princess Charlotte.

    Since his birth, Louis has become the most talked about baby of the moment, with fans across the world eager to know everything, from the meaning behind his moniker to who his god parents will be – with some speculating that aunt-to-be Meghan Markle could be on the list.

    Welcome to the family. Thank you everyone for your kind wishes.

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    The topic surrounding the newborn royal this week however involves his birth certificate, with Louis’ documents only just being released after being signed by his father, Prince William.

    The documents made news however after it was reported that there was one major difference between Prince Louis’ birth certificate and his siblings’.

    All three birth certificates follow the same format, listing Louis’ official title and those of his parents.


    Upon closer inspection however, there is one big difference, with Prince Louis’ birth certificate being typed, while both George and Charlotte’s were handwritten.

    It has yet to be announced why this was, and the differences didn’t stop there, with a new council registrar given the honour of registering the documents.

    ‘It was a pleasure,’ Westminster City Council registrar Alison Cathcart said of registering both Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s births in previous years. ‘Westminster City Council registered the birth of the Queen and Prince Charles and Princes William and Harry, so it’s great to see that tradition continue.’

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are spending some time in Kensington Palace with their three children, before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding later this month.

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