That's handy! William signs TYPED birth certificate for HRH Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge five years after registrar received DEATH THREATS for her messy handwriting on George's

  • Prince William and Kate Middleton released Prince Louis' official birth certificate this morning
  • Duke of Cambridge signed document at Kensington Palace in front of a Westminster registrar
  • Normally parents have to go to the registry office but instead Patricia Gordon went to the couple
  • Typed-up document confirms his full name Louis Arthur Charles, weight of 8lbs 7oz and place of birth
  • Former registrar Alison Cathcart received death threats over 'messy handwriting' on George's certificate

The birth certificate of Prince Louis has been made public after it was signed by proud father the Duke of Cambridge.

The document gives the full name of the latest member of the royal family as His Royal Highness Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge.

William and Kate's third child was born at the private maternity unit of St Mary's Hospital, Paddington on Monday April 23 at 11.01am, weighing 8lbs 7oz.

The Duke, who is taking a period off following the birth of his son, signed the birth certificate earlier on Tuesday at Kensington Palace with current Westminster registrar Patricia Gordon.

Although the birth certificate may seem a formality, it can be a stressful job as found by previous Westminster deputy registrar Alison Cathcart who revealed she received death threats over her 'messy handwriting' on Prince George's form in 2013.

Louis' document has been typed up which may have been an attempt to avoid a similar situation. 

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Prince Louis' birth certificate (pictured) has been released this morning after being signed by proud father William

Prince Louis' birth certificate (pictured) has been released this morning after being signed by proud father William

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to Louis last Monday. She is pictured here with Prince William presenting the child to the world outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to Louis last Monday. She is pictured here with Prince William presenting the child to the world outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington

The certificate was of standard type and the parents identified their occupations as Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom, as they had done previously on George's certificate, pictured

The certificate was of standard type and the parents identified their occupations as Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom, as they had done previously on George's certificate, pictured

Both George and Charlotte's birth certificates, pictured, were handwritten but Louis' has been typed up

Both George and Charlotte's birth certificates, pictured, were handwritten but Louis' has been typed up

The Duke of Cambridge, pictured with the Duchess and Louis at the hospital, signed the birth certificate this morning

The Duke of Cambridge, pictured with the Duchess and Louis at the hospital, signed the birth certificate this morning

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Prince William and Kate at the Lindo Wing after George's birth in 2013
Prince William and Kate at the Lindo Wing after Charlotte's birth in 2015

Louis' birth was the couple's third visit to the Lindo Wing, with George delivered there in 2013, left, and Charlotte in 2015, right

Louis' document listed the date and place of his birth and also gave the full name of his father and mother.

Normally, parents have to attend a register office within 42 days of a child being born but in this case the deputy registrar went to Kensington Palace.

Westminster City Council Registrar, Patricia Gordon, said: 'It has been a great honour 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 births, including Prince Louis’ siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte.'

But Ms Cathcart found it a very different experience in 2013, after admitting she became 'flustered' when writing on the document while sitting next to Prince William at Kensington Palace.

In a 2014 interview with the Daily Mail, she said: '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 added: '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.' 

But the experience did not put her off entirely, as she described it as the 'highlight' of her career and returned to the palace two years later to write Charlotte's certificate - again by hand. 

As reported by Mail Online, Louis' name serves as a poignant tribute to Prince Charles' beloved great-uncle, mentor and 'honorary grandfather', Lord Mountbatten, who was killed in 1979 when the IRA placed a bomb in his fishing boat.

Alison Cathcart, the registrar who filled out George and Charlotte's certificates, revealed she received death threats over the Prince's document because of her 'messy handwriting'

Alison Cathcart, the registrar who filled out George and Charlotte's certificates, revealed she received death threats over the Prince's document because of her 'messy handwriting'

Prince Louis' name was officially revealed last Friday after fans and bookmakers waited five days for confirmation, with many other names being touted as contenders including Albert and Alexander. 

It comes ahead of Princess Charlotte celebrating her third birthday on Wednesday.

The royal youngster, who is getting used to being a big sister to Prince Louis, turns three just nine days after the arrival of her baby brother.

Confident Charlotte delighted royal fans by waving and leading her father the Duke of Cambridge up the steps of the Lindo Wing when she was taken to meet her new sibling for the first time last week.

The princess, who is fourth in line to the throne, is now the Cambridges' middle child.

The past year saw another big change for Charlotte when she started nursery school. She attends Willcocks Nursery School, close to her Kensington Palace home.

The Duke and Duchess named Louis in tribute to Prince Charles' beloved great-uncle, mentor and 'honorary grandfather', Lord Mountbatten
Kate gazes adoringly at her newborn son

The Duke and Duchess named Louis (pictured with his parents) in tribute to Prince Charles' beloved great-uncle, mentor and 'honorary grandfather', Lord Mountbatten, who was killed in 1979. Pictured right is Kate gazing adoringly at her newborn son

The release of the birth certificate comes just a day before Princess Charlotte's third birthday. She is pictured here waving to the media as she went to meet her baby brother last week

The release of the birth certificate comes just a day before Princess Charlotte's third birthday. She is pictured here waving to the media as she went to meet her baby brother last week

Confident Princess Charlotte pictured waving to the crowds outside St Mary's hospital
Prince William pictured taking children George and Charlotte to meet their new brother

Confident Charlotte, left, was seen waving to the crowds last week as she and Prince George, right, were taken to St Mary's Hospital by father William

Charlotte is expected to take a starring role as flower girl or bridesmaid when her uncle Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle in just over two weeks' time.

She has already been a bridesmaid for aunt Pippa Middleton, who wed last May.

The princess has a reputation for being feisty compared to her older brother Prince George.

Meanwhile revellers will be able to wet the royal baby's head at the first pub named after the new royal. 

Drinkers in Great Notley, Essex, will be able to pop a cork and celebrate his arrival when the watering hole opens next week

And brewers McMullen's say they would be more than happy to welcome the happy couple if they wanted to bring the Royals to the alehouse for a celebration.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be able to have a mini pub crawl if they wanted - as it is just 20 miles from another of the Hertford-based firm's bar's named for Princess Charlotte, in Colchester.

The patriotic pub boasts the newest addition will allow families to enjoy the best of the 'British summer'.

It got its name as work finished on the day the baby was born and today painters were finishing up work on the establishment's sign.

Meanwhile a pub in Great Notley, Essex, pictured, has been named after the newest royal and will open next week

Meanwhile a pub in Great Notley, Essex, pictured, has been named after the newest royal and will open next week

Brewers McMullen's, which run the new pub, said it was tricky to choose a 'timeless' name and wanted to pay tribute to the baby Prince

Brewers McMullen's, which run the new pub, said it was tricky to choose a 'timeless' name and wanted to pay tribute to the baby Prince

The pub features a rocking horse toy
A picture dedicated to Prince Louis also hangs on the wall

A rocking horse toy, pictured left, and a picture tribute of Kate kissing Louis' head are part of the decorations

Claire and Aaron Wood , general managers of The Prince Louis, said: 'We are thrilled to be opening in McMullen's newest pub, our team have commenced training and were excited as us to know the name of the baby and pub.'

The brewers have ploughed more than £1million in refurbishing the pub, which despite its regal name will give punters a humble offering of chicken, curry, and real ales.

Heydon Mizon , managing director, said: 'It is quite tricky to choose a pub that is timeless.

'We are a 190-year-old business and we own our pubs for along time, royal names don't date and for pubs it works well.

'Of course the happy couple would be welcome to wet the baby's head here, everyone is welcome.

The pub, pictured, has undergone a £1million refurbishment with the finishing touches being applied before the opening next week

The pub, pictured, has undergone a £1million refurbishment with the finishing touches being applied before the opening next week

Meanwhile a short distance away in Colchester is the Princess Charlotte, pictured, named after Louis' older sister

Meanwhile a short distance away in Colchester is the Princess Charlotte, pictured, named after Louis' older sister

'It has worked out nicely as we handed back to the builders the day the baby arrived and that helped inspire the name.'

And added: 'We are delighted to have acquired and invested in this pub which will contribute to the warm and friendly community of Great Notley.

'We hope that the locals will be just as happy to see it being reopened as we are.'

As well as the two regal Essex pubs McMullen's runs The Prince George in Milton Keynes.

 

That's the money shot! Loving portrait of Prince Harry and his bride-to-be is emblazoned on a commemorative coin to celebrate their wedding - and the souvenir could set you back as much as £2,000 

By Molly Rose Pike for MailOnline

With just weeks to go until their big day, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have the nation gripped in royal wedding fever.

And the couple have reached another milestone in their relationship ahead of their nuptials - their first commemorative coin.  

Harry and his bride-to-be sat for the portraits used on the Royal Mint souvenir, and are described as looking 'looking lovingly into each other's eyes'.

The coin ranges in price from £13 to £1,980 for a gold proof version.

The Royal Mint have produced coins to commemorate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle later this month

The Royal Mint have produced coins to commemorate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle later this month

The couple's likeness was taking in a private sitting at Kensington Palace, and it is Meghan's first appearance on a UK coin by the Royal Mint.

The Royal Mint revealed: 'Following the announcement of their engagement, the Royal Mint was granted a private sitting with Prince Harry and Meghan at Kensington Palace.

'The setting of their meeting was relaxed and informal, which is reflected in the portrait of the couple.

'The pair can be seen looking lovingly into each other's eyes and highlights the easy familiarity and connection between the royal duo.'

The couple had a private sitting not long after their engagement announcement in November last year

The couple had a private sitting not long after their engagement announcement in November last year

The coins cost £13 for one in brilliant uncirculated form, a silver proof for £82.50 and gold proof for £1,980

The coins cost £13 for one in brilliant uncirculated form, a silver proof for £82.50 and gold proof for £1,980

Harry and Meghan will wed on May 19 in the grand surrounds of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, after getting engaged following a 16-month whirlwind romance.

The coin design was crafted by Jody Clark, who created the current effigy of the Queen in 2015.

Anne Jessopp, the Royal Mint's chief executive, said: 'It has been an honour for the Royal Mint to work closely with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to create the authentic royal wedding coin celebrating this most British of celebrations.'

The £5 coin, which can be purchased from the Royal Mint website, is available in brilliant uncirculated form costing £13, a silver proof for £82.50 and gold proof for £1,980.

Harry featured on an Alderney coin by the Royal Mint in 2005 to mark his 21st birthday

Harry featured on an Alderney coin by the Royal Mint in 2005 to mark his 21st birthday

The couple are just weeks away from the wedding at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19

The couple are just weeks away from the wedding at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19

Harry featured on an Alderney coin by the Royal Mint in 2005 to mark his 21st birthday. 

A royal expert recently predicted that Meghan's transition from TV star to being a member of the royal family will be seamless thanks to her age and divorcée status.

Speaking on a new documentary Harry & Meghan: A Very Modern Romance, royal biographer Richard Kay explained how Diana and Fergie - who married into 'The Firm' aged just 20 and 26 respectively - found it difficult to cope with the pressures of royal life.

'Over the years, others have married into the royal family - think of Diana Spencer, Sarah Ferguson - and they couldn't cope with it,' he said. 'They found the expectation too high, too hard.

'Meghan is that much older, much more confident and more experienced and I think that gives her a very good chance of making a good shot at this.'

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