Royal baby No. 3 is finally here and it’s a boy!
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have welcomed their third child into the royal family on Monday.
The news was confirmed by Kensington Palace, after announcing in the early hours of the morning that the Duchess had gone into labor. Kate gave birth at the Lindo Wing, the private maternity unit at St. Mary’s Hospital in London.
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz,” Kensington Palace announced on Twitter. “The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
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.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 23, 2018
“The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news,” Kensington Palace further announced.
It is tradition that a framed notice of birth goes on display on a ceremonial easel on the forecourt at the Palace. pic.twitter.com/xd1XgBV9Ux
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 23, 2018
Baby No. 3 joins brother Prince George of Cambridge, 4, and sister Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, 2. The latest addition the royal family marks the Queen’s sixth great-grandchild. Due to the change to the rules of succession in 2013, Baby No. 3 will not move ahead of his older sister in line for the throne.
Congratulations to all!