The Royal Family has a Fresh Prince after the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton gave birth to a healthy baby boy at St Mary’s Hospital at 11:01am London time this morning.
Will and Kate’s baby is the biggest Royal newborn in recent memory, weighing in at 3.8kg or 8 pounds 7 ounces in the old measurement.
“Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well” read the Palace Bulletin, posted outside Buckingham Palace.
“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.”
A six-hour Labour
Big brother Prince George was born in just over 10 hours, while Charlotte emerged after only two and a half hours. Their new baby brother arrived after a six-hour labour.
Prince William fetched George and Charlotte after the baby had arrived, taking them to meet their little brother for the very first time. George wore his school uniform and Charlotte gave the crowds a little wave.
Arthur, James or Albie?
Top tipped names at the moment in order of likelihood are: Arthur, James, Albert, Philip, Fred, Alexander, Edward, Henry, Frederick, Thomas, Jack, Louis, Michael, Alfred, Charles, David, Jonathan, Peter and William (like father, like son!).
An early Morning
Sometime before 6am London time, Kate and William headed into St Mary’s Hospital, ready to meet the baby who is now fifth in line to the throne. The Palace announced Kate was in labour shortly afterwards.
A Challenging Pregnancy
Kate’s pregnancy was announced during her first trimester as The Duchess was suffering terribly from hyperemesis gravidarum – an extreme form morning sickness – that forced her to cancel several engagements.
Congratulations Kate and William!
We can’t wait to see Prince Arthur, or James, or Albie (or…?) grow up!