The Royal baby has arrived and it’s a boy!
After 10 1/2 hours of labor, Kate gave birth to the Royal baby boy at St. Mary’s Hospital in central London at 4:24 p.m. London time, weighing in at 8lbs 6oz.
“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,” Clarence House, Prince William’s office, said in a statement. “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight.”
Cheers erupted at St. Mary’s Hospital and at Buckingham Palace when the announcement was released.
The Prince of Wales released a separate statement stating he and the Duchess of Cornwall were “overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild.
“It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy,” he added. “Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone’s life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future.”
The Royal baby is third in line to the British throne after his grandfather, Prince Charles, and father, Prince William. The reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who has been on the throne 61 years. The baby is the queen’s third great-grandchild.
The boy’s name hasn’t been announced officially, but BBC reports George as the favorite name, followed by James.
Kate and William, both 31 years old, met when they were students at St. Andrews University and were married in April 2011 in a wedding broadcast around the world.
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