It’s a Boy for Wills and Kate
Written by Scott McGerty on 23rd April 2018
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have welcomed a baby son.
The new prince arrived at 11.01am, weighing 8lb 7oz, Kensington Palace announced.
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs.
The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz.
The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.
Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 23, 2018
The duchess was taken to the private Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, before 6am on Monday in the early stages of labour, with the Duke of Cambridge at her side.
The baby is fifth in line to the throne, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s sixth great-grandchild and a younger sibling of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
(Kate visiting the fire station earlier this year)
The baby’s sex was a surprise to William and Kate, who chose not to find out what they were having.
At the exclusive Lindo Wing, the duchess’s labour was overseen by consultant obstetrician Guy Thorpe-Beeston, who is the surgeon-gynaecologist to the household, and consultant gynaecologist Alan Farthing, the Queen’s surgeon-gynaecologist – part of the trusted team who delivered George and Charlotte.
The duchess will be expected to head home to the sanctuary of Kensington Palace in a few hours, just as she did with Charlotte in 2015 – but not before introducing the new royal baby to world on the steps of the Lindo Wing.
George and Charlotte might even visit the hospital to see their mother and baby sibling, just as George did when his younger sister was born three years ago.
The new royal baby has been born on patriotic St George’s Day which celebrates the patron saint of England, and arrived just two days after the Queen’s 92nd birthday.
The baby also shares a birthday with Lady Gabriella Windsor, daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.
The baby’s title is His Royal Highness and he is a Prince of Cambridge.