It’s A Boy! The Royal Baby Has Arrived

Posted July 22, 2013 by Amanda | 5 Comments

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! Today William and Kate welcomed their first child – a healthy baby boy! Kate went into labor earlier today and was taken to St. Mary’s hospital, the same hospital where William and his brother Prince Harry were born. The birth announcement stated the future monarch was born at 4:24pm local time and weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces.

While his name has not yet been released, here are 5 things to know about the newest addition to the royal family:

1. Following tradition, the birth of the Royal baby was announced by letter and easel. Kate’s doctor signed an official bulletin announcing the birth, which was carried to Buckingham Palace via a police escort to be placed on an easel right inside the gates of the palace. The easel is the same one used to announce the birth of Prince William in 1982.

2. It’s been 120 years since the reigning monarch was alive to welcome the birth of their great-grandchild and heir to the throne. The last instance of this was when Queen Victoria‘s great-grandson Edward VIII was born. Edward VIII would abdicate the throne to marry Wallis Simpson.

3. The baby will be third in line to the throne. The baby will follow Prince Charles and Prince William in the line of succession. Although his name has yet to be announced, he will officially be known as the Prince of Cambridge.

4. Prince William was present in the delivery room. He will also be taking two-weeks of paternity leave.

5. The baby may be the the first monarch of the 22nd century. If Will and Kate’s son lives as long as Queen Elizabeth II, he will be the first monarch of the next century.

Check out the Royal family tree on Geni!

 

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  • JAG

    Why does everyone still call Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, ‘Kate (or Catherine) Middleton’? She’s been married for more than two years and her name and title changed on that day

  • Samj Jeneqez

    the over 100 million profiles that Geni users have created, more than 50 million of them

  • John Thompson

    The Prince of Cambridge now we will wait for say less than 3 decades and he will find a princess. hahaha.

    http://stayyoungforever.org/

  • transsin

    Congratulations Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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  • http://www.informer.com/blog/2013-05-28/mac-informer-update/comment-page-1/#comment-3167 Margaret Foster

    Prince of Cambridge is pretty catchy. Cant wait to hear the little buggers real name :) !!