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He is the prince… but I am the first Louis Cambridge!

Noble
namesake:
Louis Charles
Cambridge,
with mum
Catherine and
gran Victoria
at home in
Cheltenham
PICTURES: SWNS/EMPICS

MEET the other Louis Charles Cambridge — a 21-year-old royalty-mad nurse whose mum is Catherine and grandmother is Victoria.

Mr Cambridge comes from a line of royal family fans who hold street parties for jubilees and drink out of Windsor tea mugs.

The first he heard of his noble namesake was when he arrived at work after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made the announcement.

‘Colleagues kept saying, “Louis, you’ve got the same name as the royal baby!”,’ said the operating theatre assistant from Cheltenham.

‘I’ve always been interested in the royal family because of how I was raised. Now I’m bound to Louis and will keep an eye on him.’ William and Kate (pictured with their newborn) surprised royal fans on Friday by giving him the name Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge. Many had been expecting Arthur to be his first name.

Mr Cambridge’s gran Victoria, 74, used to stand on the side of the road and wave at the Queen Mum every year when she was being driven to the Cheltenham racecourse for the Gold Cup. She said: ‘I was so pleased when I heard he was Prince Louis but a bit surprised because I didn’t think the name was the top runner.’

Mum Catherine, 53, organised a street party for the Diamond Jubilee in 2012. ‘About 60 people attended, it was wonderful,’ she said.

‘We always collected coins and royal mugs growing up — I got Louis and his brother Oliver a jubilee mug each in 2012. I was so chuffed to see the baby’s name.’ And the links extend to Louis’ sculptor dad Chris, 57, who created a pedestal for a bronze bust of the Queen which sits in Westminster Palace.