Royal Baby Is Born – It’s A Boy
By Keith Malone // July 22, 2013
BRITAIN'S ROYAL FAMILY
ST MARY’S • LONDON, ENGLAND — Her Royal Highness Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, was safely delivered of a boy at 4.24pm BST – weighing 8lbs and 6 oz. Mother and child are said to be doing very well at St Mary’s Hospital in west London, where they will remain overnight.
The “Great Kate Wait” is over.
Her Royal Highness Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, was safely delivered of a boy at 4.24pm BST – weighing 8lbs and 6 oz. Mother and child are said to be doing very well at St Mary’s Hospital in west London, where they will remain overnight.
Prince William the Duke of Cambridge was present at the birth and personally informed relatives of the new arrival.
The Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Prince Harry and other leading royals have all expressed their delight at the safe birth of a baby boy, who is third in line to the British throne.
The birth was kept under wraps for four hours until Kensington Palace made the official announcement just before 8.30pm.
To preserve tradition, a short official statement confirming the birth was placed on an easel just inside the main gates of Buckingham Palace – for all the crowds gathered outside to see.
British Prime Minister David Cameron paid congratulations to the Royal Couple on behalf of the people outside 10 Downing Street – saying it was a great chapter in the life of the nation but also a wonderful moment in the lives of a loving couple and new family.
NOW THE NAME GAMES START
And now the name game will start – among the favorite choices John and George, very traditional English names.
William and Kate had chosen not to know the sex of their baby before the birth.
Now they have a son, a new law which would have meant a girl becoming queen instead of a boy taking priority, will now not apply.
Third in line to the throne, Kate and William’s son will one day become the British monarch – after his grandfather Prince Charles and after his father Prince William.