Kate Middleton has given birth to a boy who will one day become the King of England. The baby was delivered at 4:24pm on July 22, with the public announcement following around four hours later.
The tot’s name has not yet been announced, but it has been made known that he weighed in at 8lbs 6oz. Prince William was by Kate’s side throughout, after she was admitted to hospital at 6am. Press and fans had been congregated around St Mary’s Hospital in their droves since the Duchess was taken into the Lindo Wing, and it has been confirmed by Clarence House that mother and baby will be staying overnight.
Prince William has said in a brief statement: “We could not be happier.” Prince Charles, who has his first great grandchild in the new Prince, said: “Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy.
“Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone’s life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future.”
Following the press release announcing the new arrival, a statement was placed on an easel outside Buckingham Palace, keeping in line with tradition.