It seems that the Duchess of Cambridge has begun taking her youngest child Prince Louis to weekly Monkey Music sessions.
On Sunday it has been revealed that the Duchess and her young boy are attending the sessions, which cost 12 pounds per lesson. There are multiple events across the country but we don’t know where Kate and baby Louis attended due to security reasons.
The classes are lead by a monkey puppet. The moms are encouraged to sing and dance with their babies. They hold scarves while dancing around the rooms. The Monkey Music website says: “Trusted by parents since 1992, there are 4-stages of classes, tailored specifically to the needs of babies, toddlers and pre-school children between 3 months and 4 years of age.”
The website for the programme says that the children learn around 500 songs during the sessions.
Prince Louis was born on 23 of April last year and was given the name of Louis Arthur Charles. His first name is believed to be a tribute to Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, the uncle of Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The Earl met his untimely end in 1979 by an IRA bomb.
Both Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and his Kate’s eldest son Prince George have Louis as a middle name as well. William also has Arthur as one of his middle names. Charles is, of course, because of his grandfather Charles, Prince of Wales.
At the moment, Prince Louis is fifth in line for the British throne, with his elder Princess Charlotte being ahead of him, while Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex being behind him.
Due to a change made back in 2013, his sister Charlotte is ahead of him, while in the past both brothers would have overtaken their sister in the line, no matter when they were born, due to male preference primogeniture.
The Succession of the Crown Act 2013 first came to force in 2015, as it affected births that happened after October 28th 2011, replacing male preference primogeniture with absolute primogeniture.
Kate and William finally tied the knot in 2011, after years of being together. Prince William is second to the throne, but it is very likely that he will become King and Prince of Wales in the future. Kate meanwhile will become Queen consort and Princess of Wales. The two met when they were both at university, studying at St Andrew’s, and have been a couple ever since.
Kate read the history of art whilst William graduated with a degree in geography.
Upon graduation, William said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at St Andrew’s and I shall be very sad to leave.
“I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who has made my time here so enjoyable.
“I have been able to lead as ‘normal’ a student life as I could have hoped for and I’m very grateful to everyone, particularly the locals, who have helped make this happen.”