Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton have formally registered the birth their new son Louis, just over a week after the arrival of the latest member of Britain’s royal family.
The birth certificate, which William registered at their Kensington Palace home in central London on Tuesday local time, makes official Louis’ already announced name: “His Royal Highness Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge”.
And while the document lists usual the date and place of Louis’s birth, as well as the full name of his father and mother, it was his parents’ occupation that has captured the most attention.
The not-so-ordinary jobs listed for the new baby’s mum and dad are the “Prince of the United Kingdom” and the “Princess of the United Kingdom.”
All newborns in Britain have to be registered, with details of the parents and their occupation.
Kensington Palace confirmed the news in a statement, saying: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have formally registered the birth of Prince Louis.”
“The Duke of Cambridge signed the birth register at Kensington Palace this morning, witnessed by a Registrar from Westminster Register Office,” it read.
Prince Louis, who was born at the private maternity unit of St Mary’s Hospital on Monday last week, is the couple’s third child, joining brother George, 4, and sister Charlotte, 2, and becomes fifth-in-line to the throne.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are both currently taking some time off from royal engagements following the birth of their son.
William has attended two royal engagements since the birth.