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Legoland offers anyone named Louis in the UK free entry to Windsor theme park

The bookies might not have bet on Louis, but for those who share the name with the newest member of the Royal Family, there’s free admission to Legoland.

After the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced their newborn son’s name on Friday morning – Louis Arthur Charles – Legoland Windsor Resort posted the offer on its website.

“If you share the name of the new prince you get free entry to the Legoland Windsor Resort during peak seasons including May half term and the school summer holiday dates,” the announcement read.

The offer is valid from 27 April, the day Prince Louis’s name was announced, until 19 July.

Legoland also created an addition to its miniature Buckingham Palace that features Will and Kate alongside Prince George and Princess Charlotte, with Prince Louis in Kate’s arms. The Miniland section of Legoland showcases landmarks from the United Kingdom and the United States and has nearly 40 million Lego bricks.

According to head model maker Paula Laughton, “We had lots of fun building the new scene to raise our very own tiny toast to the new Royal arrival.”

Laughton spoke to The Mirror about the display, which will feature in Miniland until November, and said that it took four hours to create.

“We love celebrating our Royal neighbours’ news, and our guests always enjoy spotting our new additions to Miniland.”

Other unconventional tributes to the newborn Prince Louis include a baby camel born at Blackpool Zoo on the same day and named in his honour, a series of sketches from Disney that feature Winnie the Pooh, and the promise of a tracksuit from former One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson.

Prince Louis Arthur Charles is believed to be named after Prince Philip’s uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten, and a beloved grandfather figure to Prince Charles. Arthur is a shared name in the family, and Charles is for his grandfather.

About author

Jess Ilse is the Assistant Editor at Royal Central. She specialises in the British, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish Royal Families and has been following royalty since Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee. Jess has provided commentary for media outlets in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Jess works in communications and her debut novel THE MAJESTIC SISTERS will publish in Fall 2024.