IT’S A BOY!! The baby was born at 4.24pm, weighing 8lbs and 6ozs. The Duke of Cambridge was present at the birth, and both mother and baby are said to be doing well.
CONGRATULATIONS, TO THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE! I AM SO EXCITED!
We will not know the name for a few days at least; it’s possible his name will be announced when HRH leaves the hospital tomorrow morning, but it might be later than that. He will be HRH Prince ____ of Cambridge.
UPDATE: My dear friend Amanda emailed to say that I beat the BBC to the punch on the announcement! Couldn’t have asked for a better non-birthday present!
Prince William released a statement saying, simply, “We could not be happier.” This is the first grandchild for Prince Charles, who said he and The Duchess of Cornwall were “overjoyed.” The Duchess of Cornwall has several grandchildren, so The Prince of Wales has already had a little practice.
Here is the announcement that was placed on an easel outside of Buckingham Palace. The signatures are members of the Royal household and, I believe, the doctor who delivered the baby.