The world has waited with bated breath in anticipation of the arrival of the latest addition to the royal family. On Monday evening the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge emerged from St Mary’s Hospital to share their joy with the press and public.
Looking the picture of parental joy, Duchess Kate held her new son, weighing 8lb 7oz, on the hospital steps. Prince William shared with reporters that the two are “very happy, very delighted, thank you.” As has been the long-revered tradition since the 19th century, the official birth announcement was placed on an easel outside Buckingham Palace shortly after the new prince was welcomed by his doting parents. The new baby is the third addition to the royal family, after his brother and sister young Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The pair arrived at the hospital earlier that day to welcome their new baby brother.
When pressed about the baby’s name, Prince William quipped “You’ll find out soon enough.”
The baby boy is fifth in line to the throne and the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s sixth great-grandchild. A long list of celebrated faces took to Twitter to wish the royal family their sincere congratulations. Among them was former US first lady Michelle Obama, who Tweeted ‘Barack and I are thrilled to congratulate The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their newest arrival! We hope to meet him soon for a Kensington Palace pajama party. I’ll wear my robe!’
The year is set to be a memorable one for the British royals. Prince Harry is set to marry actress and philanthropist Megan Markle in May.
The name is said to soon be announced.