Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
The world got a glimpse of the son of Prince William and Kate Middleton, as the new family left the London hospital where the boy–and future king of England–was born Monday. The couple has not yet shared a name for the boy, though bookmakers in England reportedly favor “George.”
Posing briefly for photographs on the same spot where Princess Diana and Prince Charles first presented the newborn Prince William in 1982. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, visited their first grandchild at the hospital Tuesday, Prince Charles pronouncing him “marvelous.”
As they posed briefly for photographs before tucking the baby into a car seat and driving to their home at nearby Kensington Palace, Prince William told the gathered, “He has got a good pair of lungs on him, that is for sure. He is a big boy, he is quite heavy. We are still working on a name, and we will have that as soon as we can,” according to the Telegraph newspaper. The new father also joked, ““He has got her looks thankfully,” and “He has got more hair than me, thank God.” In reference to what had been dubbed “The Great Kate Wait,” he also quipped, “I will remind him of his tardiness when he is a bit older, because I know how long you guys have been sat out here.”
He added that this time as a new family is “very special.”
Celebrate the arrival of Kate and William’s baby with a special look back at the pregnancy, marriage, and more!
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Monday, July 22nd, 2013
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a baby boy, who will be third in line to the throne of the United Kingdom. Prince William was reportedly at his wife’s side during the birth. The baby was born at 4:24 local time, weighing 8 pounds 6 ounces, according to the announcement from Kensington Palace. Both mother and baby are reported to be doing well.
The baby’s name will likely not be divulged for days, and people who placed bets on girls’ names were immediately disappointed. Because the baby will one day be the king of England, traditional names are most likely to be chosen.
The royal couple, who were married in April 2011, announced their pregnancy in December 2012. The Duchess was hospitalized early in her pregnancy for a rare but severe morning sickness condition called hyperemesis gravidarum, but otherwise the pregnancy progressed normally.
Last week, royal watchers were anxiously engaged in what got dubbed “The Great Kate Wait,” as her alleged due date of July 13 and then July 19 passed without any news. Monday morning brought the excitement back, as news broke that the royal couple had entered the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, with Kate in the early stages of an apparently normal labor.
Keep watching the Live Royal Baby Watch video stream, powered by the UK-based Press Association,which will be live streaming during core times until we’re given five minutes’ notice of the couple’s departure with the baby. William and Kate will make an official presentation of the baby, but–fair warning!–you might not see the baby’s face.
In the meantime, watch Rosie Pope’s tribute to the new prince:
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Image: Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge, via Featureflash / Shutterstock.com
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