Prince William and Kate Middleton just welcomed their third child, a baby boy! The name of the baby boy will be announced in due course, the palace said. Albert and Arthur are tied as the most popular names for a boy – at 5-1 and 9-1, respectively, according to British oddsmakers.
A statement released to the press said;
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.
The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.
The newest and cutest addition to the royal family was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. It’s the same place his big brother, Prince George and big sister, Princess Charlotte were born. Kate had got admitted to the hospital a little before 6 A.M. (U.K. time) when she entered the early stages of labour.
The royal baby is the fifth in the line of succession after Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Per royal protocol, an official announcement will be posted with the full details on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace. As the couple takes in their first moments with the new baby, royal fans have gathered outside the hospital in hopes of another mini press conference like the one William and Kate held to debut George and Charlotte. We can hardly wait to see what the little cutie looks like!
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