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Meet the OTHER Louis Charles Cambridge: A royal-mad nurse, 21, with Catherine for a mum and Victoria for a gran
- Louis Charles Cambridge is a 21-year-old Royal-mad nurse from Cheltenham
- Amazingly his mother is named Catherine and his grandmother is called Victoria
- He comes from a long line of royal fanatics who hold street parties for jubilees and drink out of Windsor tea mugs
Meet the other Louis Charles Cambridge – a 21-year-old Royal-mad nurse whose mum is Catherine and gran is Victoria.
Louis comes from a line of royal fanatics who hold street parties for jubilees and drink out of Windsor tea mugs at their home in Cheltenham.
His sculptor dad even created a statue of the Queen which sits in Westminster Palace.
Meet the other Louis Charles Cambridge – a 21-year-old Royal-mad nurse whose mum is Catherine and gran is Victoria (pictured all together)
Louis’ grandmother Victoria, 74, would stand on the side of the road and wave at the Queen Mother every year when she drove through on the way to the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
But the ultimate Royal tribute was a complete coincide when parents Mrs and Mrs Cambridge christened their sen Louis Charles Cambridge 21 years ago.
He has now been left stunned after the new Windsor baby was named Louis Cambridge.
Louis, who works as an operating theatre assistant, says the first he heard of his royal namesake when he arrived at work on Friday.
He said: ‘Colleagues kept saying “Louis, you’ve got the same name as the royal baby!” – it’s exciting.
‘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.’
Louis comes from a line of royal fanatics who hold street parties for jubilees and drink out of Windsor tea mugs at their home in Cheltenham
The 21-year-old shares his name with newborn Prince Louis, who’s name was announced on Friday
Vic’s parents collected commemorative cups and saucers – including a set from King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra’s coronation in 1902.
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.
‘Our family tree shares names with other royals – but it’s complete coincidence.
‘We’ve always appreciated the royal family – I remember the excitement of congregating for Queen Elizabeth’s coronation.
‘We didn’t have a TV so we congregated at a neighbours to watch the historic moment.’
Dad Christopher, 57, is an artist who built a 4ft pedestal for a bronze statue of the Queen – finishing the work of sculptor Oscar Newman who died in 2004.
Louis said that he first heard about the royal baby’s name as he arrived for work: ‘Colleagues kept saying “Louis, you’ve got the same name as the royal baby!” – it’s exciting’
He thinks the Queen should have a greater say in politics – and end ‘growing division’ in the country.
Chris said: ‘It would be a good idea for the royals to have more of a say in politics.
‘There’s so much division at the moment it would be nice to know their opinions on things such as Brexit.
‘They are the head of the country and lots of rubbish is being spoken – it would be good to have someone with bold shoulders to strike awe into the people again.
‘I built a statue for a bust of Queen Elizabeth which was started by Oscar Newman in 1965.
‘I was unveiled seven or eight years ago and is now in Westminster Palace.’
Grandmother Vic’s parents collected commemorative cups and saucers – including a set from King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra’s coronation in 1902
Mum Catherine, 53, organised a street party for the Diamond Jubilee in 2012 – and it brought their entire neighbourhood together.
The nurse said: ‘We had a street party on our driveway and it brought all the neighbours around – about 60 people attended.
‘People were playing guitar, singing, enjoying food and drink – it was wonderful.
‘My husband Chris works at a foundry and made a 4ft plinth for a bronze bust of the Queen which is now in a cloakroom in the palace.
‘We would always collect 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 royal baby’s name – Louis would have been called Talulah if he was a girl!’
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