Prince Louis on the Buckingham Palace balcony in June
The now-five-year-old was born in April 2018, and was given the title of ‘prince’ from the day he was born.
Young Louis was allowed to hold a HRH title all thanks to his late grandmother.
The late Queen appeared to overwrite a rule, which was previously set in place by King George V in 1917, that meant that only certain royals would get a title.
At the time, he stated that only children of a sovereign would automatically get a title, as well as grandchildren born through the male line.
Prince Louis was born in 2018
This rule, however, did not include great-grandchildren – much like Prince Louis was at the time of his birth.
At the time of Prince George’s birth in 2013, the late Queen decided that this would be overturned.
She stepped in and said that George would get a title, and decided to change this for all of the Prince and Princess of Wales’s children – including the couple’s daughter, Princess Charlotte.
If the change had not been made, Louis would likely have been Master Louis Cambridge or Master Louis Windsor.
The Queen also approved other changes around this time, including ditching male promigenture.
The Succession to the Crown Act (2013) amended the provisions of the Bill of Rights and the Act of Settlement to end the archaic system, under which a younger son can displace an elder daughter in the line of succession.
It was fast tracked to ensure that if George had been a girl, he would have remained as William and Kate’s heir.
Louis was spotted speaking to the late Queen last June
It has been widely believed that, like Princess Anne, Harry and Meghan didn’t want titles for their children. Instead, opting to give as normal of a life as possible.
In their 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan discussed how she feared for Archie’s security if he were to not be given a royal title.
Meghan told Oprah: “They were saying they didn’t want him to be a Prince or Princess, which would be different from protocol, and that he wasn’t going to receive security.
Prince Louis was born on April 23, 2018 at the Lindo Wing in St Mary’s Hospital, London. His full name is Louis Arthur Charles and he is formally known as Prince Louis of Cambridge.
He is the third child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, and he is fourth in line to the throne. Louis made his Trooping the Colour debut in 2019.
Louis, pictured with his mum, was christened in July 2018
“This went on for the last few months of our pregnancy where I was going, hold on for a second. They said [he’s not going to get security], because he’s not going to be a Prince.
“Okay, well, he needs to be safe so we’re not saying don’t make him a Prince or Princess, but if you’re saying the title is what’s going to affect that protection, we haven’t created this monster machine around us in terms of clickbait and tabloid fodder you’ve allowed that to happen which means our son needs to be safe.”
Earlier this year, both of Meghan and Harry’s children began using their royal titles – despite living in the US.
In a statement, the couple said it was Archie and Lilibet’s “birthright” as the grandchildren of the reigning monarch.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK