At 4.24 PM this week, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton gave birth to a baby son weighing 8lbs 6oz. The birth was formally announced to the public at 8.30PM.
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, was present at the birth, which doctor’s described as “textbook”.
Record crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace all day in anticipation of the excellent news. When the notice ultimately came that the baby had been safely delivered, the people cheered in approval.
There has also been a continuous press attendance outside the palace and the hospital all day, reporting the proceedings to the rest of the world.
Queen Elizabeth II and her Husband Prince Phillip are believed to be “delighted by the news” while Prince Charles has made a brief statement that he was “enormously proud and content to be a grandfather for the first time” he furthermore said that he was looking onward to seeing the baby soon.
The Duchess will stay in hospital overnight, but is said to be doing fine.
The new baby boy is the 3rd in line for the throne, following his grandfather Prince Charles and his father Prince William. Should the line of succession go on as expected, the boy will turn out to be the forty third sovereign since William The Conqueror.
The pair have not yet announced a name for their new arrival. Yet, in accordance with tradition, they 1st will present a list of selected names to The Queen before officially announcing their option. Historically, this would let the reigning monarch to endorse or reject of the chosen name.
Censure has occurred occasionally throughout the past, notably with the birth of Princess Margaret (who was initially to be named ‘Ann’) in 1930.
Though, Royal experts say that Queen Elizabeth is more “down to earth” than a number of of her predecessors have been and that she is not possible to interfere in the christening process. The protocol is being overseen mostly as a procedure and gesture of respect on the part of the Royal couple.
There has been a lot of speculation as to what the child’s name will be, but William and Kate are expected to make a official statement soon.
Duchess of Cambridge Gives Birth To Prince