Much to the excitement of royal family fans, the moniker of the new royal baby has finally been revealed...Prince Louis Arthur Charles! And now that his official title has been announced, we're wondering if there's an invitation to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding with this royal infant's name on it.
Even though Prince Louis's father, Prince William, will act as Harry's best man for the big day, the newborn will most likely be sitting this royal event out. Robin Jacobson, pediatrician at NYU Langone Pediatric Associates at Irving Place, told Town and Country it's highly unlikely that Louis will attend the televised wedding—and that it's probably best for his health.
"In truth a newborn baby could go on a plane or be out in public even the day after they’re born," Jacobson told Town and Country. "We prefer, though, that they not for the first two months because the worry is they’re going to get sick."
Jacobson also warned against exposing newborns to large crowds before the two month mark. With an estimated 600 guests, not to mention the large number of security officers and an added 2,640 members of the public, it seems the royal wedding might not be the best time and place for Louis to make his first public appearance, especially considering he'll only be about four weeks old on May 19.
"I tell my new moms and dads, a week after a new baby is born, if you want to go for a walk, if you’re not anywhere too crowded, it’s fine, but you really don’t want to be in big crowds until they’re two months old," said Jacobson, adding that "Going to a wedding probably wouldn’t be the greatest thing to do when a baby is just born." Looks like poor little Louis will have to watch it on TV like the rest of us.
While Prince Louis will probably get the wedding boot, his older siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are expected to have their own special roles in the big day. It's still unknown whether Markle will have traditional bridesmaids, but she'll most likely abide by British bridal party customs and rely on children as her mini bridesmaids or flower girls and page boys. George and Charlotte, who stood in their aunt Pippa Middleton's bridal party, will probably do the same for this upcoming wedding. Kate Middleton, however, has been absolved of any wedding duties to focus on her new baby.
As much as we'd love to see what wedding-day outfit Kate would choose for her newborn son, it's probably a blessing not having to worry about a screaming infant interrupting Harry and Markle's vows. We volunteer as royal wedding babysitter come May 19, if the position is up for grabs.