The royal seed has arrived and some day he’ll be King!
Via People reports:
We have a new royal. It’s a boy!
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William have welcomed their first child, PEOPLE confirms.
The news the world’s been waiting for since Kate went into London’s St. Mary’s Hospital early Monday morning was revealed Monday afternoon, some four hours after the Duchess, 31, gave birth.
The message was delivered in a press release, stating that a son was born at 4:24 p.m., weighing 8 lbs., 6 oz.
Queen Elizabeth and the couple’s parents, Prince Charles and Mike and Carole Middleton, have already learned the specifics from the proud new father, 31. British Prime Minister David Cameron is also among those informed, along with other high-ranking officials.
The waiting crowds celebrated near St. Mary’s. The theatrical presentation of the birth news will continue when the notice is placed on an easel on the Buckingham Palace forecourt. A gun salute in the royal parks in London is expected to follow.
The new arrival is third in line to the throne, following the baby’s father, William, and (first-in-line) grandfather, Prince Charles, 64. The public will get its first glimpse of the child when the couple leave the hospital in the coming days.
Kate’s pregnancy was revealed on Dec. 3, 2012, when she was admitted to the hospital in London suffering from severe morning sickness.
William spoke of the couple’s desire to have children when they announced their engagement in 2010. He told ITN they would get to planning after their wedding: “Obviously we want a family, so we’ll have to start thinking about that.” And he has since said that he wants two kids.
Congrats to the royal fam-a-lam. What do you think they’ll name him? Probably something really original like Charles, William, George, Harry or Henry right?