Buckingham Palace broke the news by releasing an official statement which confirmed that Kate had given birth to a baby boy at 4.24pm this afternoon, weighing in at 8lbs and 6oz. “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24pm. The baby weighs 8lbs 6oz”, it read.
31-year-old Kate was joined by husband William as she welcomed her little one into the world in the private Lindo wing of the Central London hospital, despite concerns that Will may have missed the birth to take part in a pre-arranged charity polo match, The devoted dad-to-be has since said that he and Kate “could not be happier” at their tiny new arrival.
The baby royal is reportedly healthy and well and both mother and baby will stay in the hospital overnight. The much-talked-about baby name has not yet been revealed, but is set to be announced by Buckingham Palace in due course.
Kate and Will are set to show off their royal bundle sometime over the next week, with reports saying the proud new parents plan to pose on the steps of St Mary’s hospital to allow photographers a first look at their little one. Yay!
Congratulations, you two. Time to crack open that champers!
By Robyn Munson
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