At 4.24 PM this week, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton gave delivery to a baby son weighing 8lbs 6oz. The birth was formally announced to the public at 8.30PM.
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, was in attendance at the birth, which doctor’s described as “textbook”.
Huge crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace all day in anticipation of the good news. When the notice ultimately came that the baby had been carefully delivered, the people cheered in support.
There has also been a endless press attendance outside the palace and the hospital all day, covering the proceedings to the rest of the planet.
Queen Elizabeth II and her Partner Prince Phillip are thought to be “delighted by the news” while Prince Charles has made a brief announcement that he was “enormously proud and content to be a grandfather for the first time” he also said that he was looking ahead to seeing the baby soon.
The Duchess will remain in hospital overnight, but is said to be doing well.
The new baby boy is the 3rd in line for the throne, following his grandfather Prince Charles and his father Prince William. Should the line of succession carry on as estimated, the boy will turn out to be the 43rd monarch since William The Conqueror.
The couple have not yet announced a name for their new arrival. Though, in accordance with tradition, they first will present a list of chosen names to The Queen ahead of formally announcing their choice. Traditionally, this would let the reigning monarch to endorse or disapprove of the chosen name.
Censure has happened occasionally throughout history, notably with the birth of Princess Margaret (who was originally to be named ‘Ann’) in 1930.
However, Royal specialists 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 naming process. The protocol is being overseen mostly as a custom and gesture of esteem on the part of the Royal couple.
There has been a lot of speculation as to what the child’s name will be, but William and Kate are projected to make a formal announcement soon.