It's a boy! Kate and William welcome a son -

It’s a boy! Kate and William welcome a son


Kate, duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a baby boy, Kensington Palace announced Monday.

The little price was born to Kate and father Prince William at 4:24 p.m. He weighs 8lbs 6oz, according to a press release that was issued about four hours after the birth.

The child is now third in line to the throne, after Prince Charles and Prince William.

“Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight,” Kensington Palace said in a statement. The statement also said William was present for the birth.

Prince Charles is now a grandfather, and he released a statement saying he and Camilla were “overjoyed.”

“Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone’s life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future,” Charles said in a statement.

Throughout the day, reporters camped outside the Lido Wing of London’s St. Mary’s Hospital after Kate was spotted entering the doors around 6 a.m. local time.

After the digital press release was issued, news of the child’s birth was placed on a golden easel outside Buckingham Palace.

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It’s a boy! Kate and William welcome a son

  1. Well, there goes the monarchy. They blew the fairy tale.

    • I see Emily is still out there with the happy comments.

      • yep, she is a bitter old thing isn’t she

      • Oh I’m quite happy about it. Not all of us are into feudalism ya know.

  2. Monarchy is a barbarous relic.

    • Barbarous? How so? I haven’t heard of her Majesty ordering any beheadings in the last 60 years. Why not just be happy a healthy child has been born into this world.