If you thought royal birth certificates are fancier than others—like, say, hand-printed in gold ink on ivory card stock—think again. Turns out, when royals are born, they’re issued a routine birth certificate, just like the rest of us. Well, almost.
On Tuesday (May 1), Prince Louis’ birth certificate was released, and it’s pretty standard save for two small details. Under “occupation” for his mom and dad—Kate Middleton and Prince William—it reads “Princess of the United Kingdom” and “Prince of the United Kingdom.” And for “name and surname,” all three royals are listed under their full royal titles. This means Prince Louis is listed as “His Royal Highness Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge,” Prince William goes by “His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis Duke of Cambridge,” and Kate Middleton is ID’d as “Catherine Elizabeth Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.”
Other than that, though, the birth certificate has all your basic info. It states that Prince Louis was born on April 23, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Westminster, that his sex is male, and that he lives at Kensington Palace in London. It also bears Prince William’s signature, which is exactly as aristocratic as you’d expect.
Check it out for yourself, below:
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Kensington Palace announced the then-unnamed Prince Louis’ birth last Monday, April 23 on Twitter. “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs,” read the tweet. “The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
Later that week, Prince William joked that he was still “working on” the baby name, but a day later, Kensington Palace confirmed it: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles,” read their announcement. Now it’s official, so no take-backs, William.