At 4.24 PM on monday, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton gave birth to a newborn boy weighing 8lbs 6oz. The birth was formally announced to the world at 8.30PM.
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, was in attendance at the birth, which doctor’s described as “textbook”.
Record crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace all day in anticipation of the excellent news. When the notice ultimately arrived that the newborn had been safely delivered, the people cheered in approval.
There has also been a continuous media attendance outside the palace and the hospital all day, reporting the events to the rest of the globe.
Queen Elizabeth II and her Companion Prince Phillip are said to be “delighted by the news” while Prince Charles has made a brief statement that he was “enormously proud and content to be a grandfather for the first time” he furthermore said that he was looking onward to seeing the baby soon.
The Duchess will remain in hospital overnight, but is said to be doing well.
The new baby son is the third in line for the throne, following his grandfather Prince Charles and his father Prince William. Should the line of succession carry on as expected, the boy will become the forty third monarch since William The Conqueror.
The couple have not yet announced a name for their new child. Yet, in accordance with tradition, they 1st will present a list of preferred names to The Queen before formally announcing their decision. Historically, this would allow the reigning monarch to approve or reject of the elected name.
Disapproval has occurred rarely all through history, notably with the birth of Princess Margaret (who was originally to be named ‘Ann’) in 1930.
Though, Royal experts say that Queen Elizabeth is more “down to earth” than a few of her predecessors have been and that she is not possible to interfere in the christening process. The protocol is being overseen mostly as a formality and gesture of esteem on the part of the Royal duo.
There has been a lot of speculation as to what the child’s name will be, but William and Kate are likely to make a formal announcement soon.