He’s third in line for the British throne with many an expectation and excitement surrounding him and this little guy hasn’t even been born for more than a few hours.
As the announcement was displayed in front of Buckingham Palace just minutes ago, it says the following: “Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered a son at 4 24 p.m. today. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
And while folks were extra excited for the possibility of a baby girl in London (because of the change in rules that says despite gender, their child could “ascend the throne as monarch one day”), they’ve had a healthy baby boy, born about eight pounds and six ounces. The baby, whose name hasn’t been released as of yet, was born at London’s St. Mary’s Hospital, the same facility that Prince William and his brother Prince Harry came into the world through. The Duchess of Cambridge was rushed into the hospital before 6 a.m. local time, where she was checked in a $1,500 luxury private room that she can stay in for an entire month if she so chooses, according to the New York Daily News. Despite people also hoping they would start a family soon after their wedding in 2011, according to Dallas News, they took their time and wanted to wait until Prince William finished his military work as a search and rescue pilot.
While I’m sure we can agree that all the media attention, including folks camping out for days outside of the hospital since her alleged due date has been a bit much, I’m always excited by healthy new babies. Congrats to the royal couple for their new addition and their growing family!