Congratulations are in order for Kate Middleton and Prince William on the arrival of a baby boy!
News first broke on Twitter, with royal reporters stationed outside the hospital revealed that Kate had delivered a healthy, handsome son.
Here's what we know so far:
Kate delivered at 4:24 p.m. He was born at 8 lbs., 6 oz. No word yet on what baby's official name is but it looks as though the palace messenger is en route to Buckingham Palace where he'll place the official notice outside on an easel. Clarence House officially tweeted the news, saying:
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4:24 p.m. The baby weighs 8 lbs., 6oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry & families have been told and are delighted. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight.
New daddy Prince William thanked the hospital staff at Lindo for caring for his family:
We know it has been a very busy period for the hospital and we would like to thank everyone – staff, patients and visitors – for their understanding during this time.
The Prince of Wales (Prince Charles) made an official announcement regarding the birth of his grandson:
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.
Here's a photo of official palace personnel delivering the birth details:
Here's a photo of the official easel announcement:
Here's a photo of Town Crier updating the public:
We'll keep you up-to-date as soon as we know more!
Congratulations to the first-time parents on the arrival of their baby bundle! We can't wait to meet him and find out what his name is!
*Photos courtesy of HRH Louri Richmond.
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