After hours of waiting and speculation Royal aids finally revealed that Kate Middleton had given birth to a baby boy at 4.24pm on Monday 22 July 2013, with Prince William announcing moments later to the world that the couple “could not be happier”.
KATE MIDDLETON GIVES BIRTH TO A BABY BOY
The Royal baby boy – whose name has not yet been revealed – weighed in at a healthy 8lb 60z and after the press announcement was confirmed, the Queen’s press sectary took the official notification to Buckingham Palace where it has been displayed on an easel for public announcement.
Clearly overwhelmed by the news Prince Charles made a public statement noting: “Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy.
“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.”
Both the Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh were also informed alongside Prince Harry and other members of both families at the same time and were apparently “delighted with the news”.
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Royal officials also commented “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight.”
To signify the birth, celebrations will continue today with a 41-gun salute in Green Park at 2pm alongside traditional bells that will be rung at Westminster Abbey.
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