The royal baby is a boy. On Monday afternoon, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, gave birth at the same hospital wing that her late mother-in-law Princess Diana gave birth to both her sons, William and Harry. The unnamed royal baby weighed 3.8 kg at birth and is said to be healthy.
The medical team responsible for the care of mother and child was led by the royal family’s own gynecologist, Dr. Marcus Setchell. Setchell remarked after the birth: “Wonderful baby. Beautiful baby.” Proud father, Prince William was present during the delivery of his first child. The excitement was felt throughout the UK and the rest of the world when the birth announcement was made.
US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle were among the first to congratulate the royal couple on the arrival of their son. Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have been praised for reviving the royal family after years of scandal and the untimely death of Princess Diana.
The birth of the Prince of Cambridge “delighted” the Queen. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are proud grandparents.
Though the child has yet to be named, many speculate that ‘George’ and ‘James’ may be considered as suitable names for the new-born royal. The media and members of the public who camped out outside the hospital for almost three weeks waiting for the birth announcement were relieved when the news came out.
The royal baby is the third in line to the throne after his grandfather Prince Charles and his father Prince William. Prince William will take time out from his duties as a search and rescue pilot for the Royal Air Force. He will spend two weeks on paternity leave with his wife and son. The royal baby celebrations are far from over as the world waits to hear the name that the family will choose for the child.