Well, it’s just as we predicted! Kate Middleton has given birth to her third child, a baby boy.
Kensington Royal made the announcement following their earlier Tweet that she was in labour. The official account posted that “The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz.”
The official account also tweeted about that the other members of the Royal family had been informed, tweeting, “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.”
There are very strict rules surrounding the royal birth and the protocol that has to be followed, both in the lead up and after the birth. One rule that has lost its power over the years is the banning of the father from the birthing rule, as only women were allowed to be present during the birth in older days (we’re talking Marie Antoinette times). Since then, the rules have changed and Prince William was reported by the palace as having been present.
A name has yet to be announced for the now-fifth in line for the throne, however as we have previously mentioned, the top contenders for the baby’s name – according to bookies – are Phillip, Alexander, James, Frederick and Arthur.
Congratulations to Kate and William!