At 4.24 PM on monday, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton gave birth to a newborn son weighing 8lbs 6oz. The birth was officially announced to the world at 8.30PM.
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, was there at the birth, which doctor’s described as “textbook”.
Huge crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace all day in anticipation of the excellent news. When the statement ultimately arrived that the baby had been safely delivered, the people cheered in support.
There has also been a constant media attendance outside the palace and the hospital all day, covering the proceedings to the rest of the globe.
Queen Elizabeth II and her Partner Prince Phillip are thought to be “delighted by the news” while Prince Charles has made a short declaration that he was “enormously proud and content to be a grandfather for the first time” he also said that he was looking onward to seeing the baby soon.
The Duchess will remain in hospital overnight, but is said to be doing fine.
The new baby son is the third in line for the throne, following his grandfather Prince Charles and his father Prince William. Should the line of succession continue as anticipated, the boy will turn out to be the 43rd sovereign since William The Conqueror.
The pair have not yet announced a name for their new arrival. Though, in accordance with tradition, they first will present a list of preferred names to The Queen ahead of officially announcing their option. Historically, this shall let the reigning monarch to support or disapprove of the elected name.
Disapproval has happened irregularly all through the past, notably with the birth of Princess Margaret (who was initially to be named ‘Ann’) in 1930.
Though, Royal specialists 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 largely as a procedure and gesture of esteem on the part of the Royal duo.
There has been a lot of speculation as to what the child’s name will be, but William and Kate are likely to make a official announcement soon.
The fourth in line of the throne is born