“I’ll take you under my wing”: Louis Tomlinson responds to the royal baby’s name

"The Adidas tracksuit is in the post!"

Louis Tomlinson has responded to the naming of the new Royal Baby, after it transpired that he’s now got a rather regal namesake.

Following his birth on Monday, the Duke and Duchess today announced that their third child is named Louis Arthur Charles – prompting understandable excitement among One Direction fans.

Now, Tomlinson has responded himself – and he’s offered to be an unlikely mentor to the Royal Tot.

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“Young Louis welcome to the world. I’ll take you under my wing lad. The Adidas tracksuit is in the post!”, Tomlinson wrote on Twitter.

One fan responded: “Welcome to the world, Young Louis”, alongside a mocked-up photo showing the singer alongside the royal couple.

“Little Prince Louis is waiting for the album too”, said another.

Although that album is yet to materialise, Louis last year admitted that Arctic Monkeys were one of his primary influences in the creation of the record.

“My whole mission with this album is to not write these Hollywood-esque songs that talk about some unfathomable crazy love story, I’m so bored of that”, he told BBC News.

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“Because I’m from up north, I grew up loving the likes of the Arctic Monkeys and Oasis. And the way they tell stories is such an effortless thing. It’s real, it’s honest and it’s to the point, you know?

“Now, any of the Arctic Monkeys would be devastated to hear me talking like this, but there is a way of incorporating that conversational honesty into pop.”

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