Monday, 22 July 2013

It’s A Boy! Kate Middleton Gives Birth To Son

The royal baby has been born and it’s a boy!

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, safely delivered of a son at 4:24 p.m., according to Kensington Palace.

The birth was announced via a formal press release issued by Kensington Palace, which stated that the duchess "was safely delivered of a son" at 4:22 p.m., local time, weighing 8 lbs., 6 oz.

"The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth," the statement added. "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news."

Mother and son are both doing well, the palace said, and will remain in the hospital overnight.

The baby’s name could be a mystery for some time: When William was born, a week passed before his name was announced. Queen Elizabeth didn’t release Charles’s name for a month.

Prince William is expected to take two weeks paternity leave, then return to his military duties as a search and rescue helicopter pilot in Wales.

Within months, the new royal family is expected to move from the couple’s small cottage off the coast of Wales to a four-story home at Kensington Palace, complete with a nursery and a private garden.

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