It’s a BOY! Kate Middleton and Prince William, the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge, welcomed the birth of a SON at 4:24 PM London time!!! AHHHH! This news is breaking so stay tuned … click below for more information about Baby Cambridge (as he is being called until we learn his name) as it becomes available.
Kate was in labor for over 10 hours before birthing her son at 8 pounds, 6 ounces. At this point, no name has been revealed … which is normal because it could take up to 2 weeks for the newborn prince’s name to be revealed. It might take that long before we get to see the little dude, too. But, isn’t this exciting news? I know I had my heart set on a baby girl but, still, let’s send our love and congrats to the happy couple on the healthy birth of their baby son!
UPDATE: Here are the official tweets that announced to the world the birth of the royal baby:
Here’s a report from CNN:
As a nation and the world awaited news of a child who could one day sit on the British throne, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was experiencing a normal labor on Monday, Kensington Palace said. The duchess and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital, his office at Clarence House announced at 7:37 a.m. Monday (2:37 a.m. ET.) Kensington Palace issued a progress report about 90 minutes later. The hospital, next to Paddington Station in London, is where William and his brother Prince Harry were born. The duchess’ mother, Carole Middleton, was expected to be on hand at the hospital. The baby’s name will not be announced when its sex and birth weight are posted on a notice board at Buckingham Palace, a Kensington Palace spokesman said. A formal press release containing details of the birth will be issued shortly before the formal signed announcement leaves the hospital, on its way to Buckingham Palace. The baby’s name may be announced when the family leaves the hospital, CNN royal correspondent Max Foster reported. Prince William’s name was announced a few days after birth, his brother Harry’s on departure from hospital. It’s a boy! Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and husband Prince William on Monday welcomed their first child.
UPDATE 2: Here is a photo of the official birth announcement as it left St. Mary’s Hospital on its way to Buckingham Palace where it will be officially unveiled momentarily:
UPDATE 3: And it’s official … the birth announcement has just been put on official display in front of Buckingham Palace, a tradition that has been in effect for centuries:
And there we have it … I believe this is all the information we are going to get today about the birth of the baby prince. We *may* get to see Wills and Kate as they leave the hospital tomorrow … tho they might stay an extra day in the hospital with their son. Kate had a “normal” birth (ie. no c-section) and all indications are that the baby was born without incident. I was really hoping the royal baby would’ve been born on my birthday July 12 but it was born under the Zodiac sign of Cancer (by just a few minutes, actually) so I’ll take it. This is so exciting … I’m sure the royal family is celebrating like crazy right now. Yay!