Kate, 31, welcomed her newborn baby boy, at 4.24pm Monday July 22, with Prince William by her side.
The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth at 4.24pm to the baby boy, weighing 8lbs 6oz (3kg 798.84g) but the birth was not announced by Kensington Palace until 8.30pm. Experts say it was a ‘textbook’ first labor. Kate entered hospital around 6am yesterday morning in the early stages of labor.
Duke of Cambridge was at the birth and remained with Kate in hospital overnight. Hundreds of people spontaneously celebrated outside Buckingham Palace on Monday night after the official announcement came through just after 8.30pm.
Prince William telephoned his family to tell them the good news, speaking personally to the Queen, his father Charles and younger brother Prince Harry.
Prince Charles released a touching statement saying he was ‘overjoyed’ by the news of the royal baby boy, who will be third in line to the throne.
The palace said in a statement: “Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24pm. The baby weighs 8lbs 6oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.”
The Queen and Prince Philip are also ‘delighted’ by news. Gun salutes will sound out across London today to mark the birth and the bells of Westminster Abbey will peal for 3 hours.
Kensington Palace say an announcement on baby’s names to be made ‘in due course’. So we will have to wait to discover the royal baby name but what do you think William and Kate’s bay will be called?
The Duke of Cambridge stayed by his wife’s side overnight at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.
The royal couple could leave hospital today with their son and show the baby prince to the world’s waiting media and well-wishers.