With crowds cheering and rushing towards to the Buckingham Palace gates, the 31-year-old Duchess has provided England with a male heir weighing 3.8 kilos (8lbs 6oz). The newborn first child of Kate and Prince William, 31, will be third in line to the accession of the British throne and is in direct succession of the current head of state Queen Elizabeth II and her son, Prince Charles and then his eldest son, Prince William.
The Kensington Palace statement also said that the royal baby was born at 4:24 pm (1524 GMT) and The Duke of Cambridge was also present at the birth of his son. The Palace also said the mother and the child are “doing well” and will stay in the hospital overnight.
Members of the royal family, including The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince of Wales, and Prince Harry have been informed about the news and they are “delighted” about the birth. However, the name of the baby hasn’t been revealed but he will be called as the Prince of Cambridge.
Earlier, Kate Middleton was admitted at a private suite at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary Hospital in central London, at approx. 6am amidst the a summer thunderstorm. Prince William was at Kate’s bedside, who has taken an annual leave and a 2-weeks paternity leave from the Royal Air Force, where he’s on duty as search and rescue helicopter pilot.
The Palace announced Kate’s pregnancy in December last year when she was admitted to the hospital for severe morning sickness.