Duchess Of Cambridge Gives Birth To Royal Baby Boy!

Duchess Of Cambridge Gives Birth To Royal Baby BoyWith fanfare fit for a prince, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William welcomed their first child Monday. The baby boy was born at 4:24 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces. A name has not yet been announced for the child, who is third in line to the throne.

‘Could not be happier’

People from all over the world had gathered outside Buckingham Palace to await news of the birth. At least one group of well-wishers brought flowers, champagne and a card for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The fountains at Trafalgar Square were turned blue.

The new parents spent some time with their baby before calling family members — starting with Queen Elizabeth II — to announce the birth, a Kensington Palace source told CNN royal correspondent Max Foster. Prince William remained at Catherine’s side throughout the labor and the baby was born vaginally, not via a C-section, the source said.

“We could not be happier,” said Prince William, according to the Kensington Palace source.


‘Third in line’

Earlier Monday, the duchess and Prince William traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital. The hospital, next to Paddington Station in London, is where William and his brother Prince Harry were born. The baby’s name may be announced when the family leaves the hospital, CNN’s Foster reported.

The child’s title will be His Royal Highness Prince (the baby’s name) of Cambridge. The baby is third in line for the throne now occupied by the queen. Her son, Charles, will succeed her, followed by his son, William.

What do you think will be the name of the new royal baby? Feel free to contribute your ideas via the comment box below!

Source: Dana Ford. Laura Smith-Spark and Richard Allen Greene | CNN

Image: NY Mag

Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Expecting Royal Baby!

Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Expecting Royal Baby!The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby, St James’s Palace has announced. Members of the Royal Family and the duchess’s family, the Middletons, are said to be delighted.

‘Less than 12 weeks’

A spokesman said the duchess, who is thought to be less than 12 weeks pregnant, has been admitted to a London hospital with acute morning sickness and is likely to stay for several days. The baby – the couple’s first – will be born third in line to the throne, after Prince Charles and Prince William. Catherine and William, who are both 30, were married at Westminster Abbey in April 2011.

BBC’s royal correspondent Peter Hunt said William and Kate were staying at her parents in Berkshire at the weekend and travelled to the private London hospital from there by car. William spent several hours with his wife but left the King Edward VII hospital shortly after 20:00 GMT. It is understood that Kate is being cared for by gynaecologist Marcus Setchell, who delivered the Countess of Wessex’s two children.


‘Wonderful parents’

A statement from St. James’ Palace said the duchess was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, which requires supplementary hydration and nutrients.

“As the pregnancy is in its very early stages, Her Royal Highness is expected to stay in hospital for several days and will require a period of rest thereafter,” it added.

St James’s Palace refused to be drawn on when the royal couple became aware of the pregnancy, only saying “recently”. But it is understood the palace announcement was prompted by the Duchess’s medical condition.

Prime Minister David Cameron wrote on Twitter that he was “delighted by the news…They will make wonderful parents.”

Are you also delighted by the news of the Kate and William’s soon-to-come royal baby? What do you think will they name their adorable baby?

Source: BBC News

Image: MSN