It’s a boy! But what will the Royals name their Fresh Prince? 

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.

Later,  Kate and William emerged from the hospital, debuting their new son on St Mary’s famous Lindo Wing steps.

Arthur, James or Albie?

The couple are yet to reveal the name, but it’s expected in a day or two, as was the case with George and Charlotte.
The Royal Family has stuck to a conservative range of names for generations, but Will and Kate still have a number of options to choose from.

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.

“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London earlier this morning in the early stages of labour,” Kensington Palace tweeted.

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.

She remained house bound for several weeks but returned to duties once her illness subsided, continuing to work into the eighth month of her pregnancy.  Once Kate headed off on maternity leave, London’s St Mary’s Hospital began their pre-Royal baby hospital spruce up, painting their front fence and tidying up the famous Lindo steps.

Congratulations Kate and William!

We can’t wait to see Prince Arthur, or James, or Albie (or…?) grow up!

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