Official: Duchess Kate gives birth to her 3rd child, gender revealed
The world has been waiting for this moment for months, and it has finally arrived: the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third child.
The Duchess was taken to the St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington at 6 am on April 23, 2018. She gave birth to a baby boy, weighing 3.827 kg, at 11:01 am.
As reported by The Sun, both the Duchess and the baby are doing well, and the Duke of Cambridge was 'present for the birth.'
Their third child was delivered within 5 hours of the Duchess arriving at the hospital. She was in labor for 10 and half hours with Prince George, and 2 and half hours with Princess Charlotte.
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs.— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 23, 2018
The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz.
The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.
Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.
The official Twitter account of Kensington Palace shared the news with social media users and confirmed that other members of the Royal Familly, including the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Harry, were informed as well.
The Duchess' third child will be fifth in line to the throne, after Prince Charles, Prince William, the 4-year-old Prince George and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte. Prince George and Princess Charlotte will meet their younger brother later this afternoon.
According to Telegraph, the Duchess will retire to Kensington Palace after she introduced the fifth heir. She is expected to make the introduction on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital.
Fans of the Royal Family are already gathered outside St. Mary Hospital, eagerly waiting to meet the newest member of the family.
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.— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 23, 2018
Once the newborn's name has been shared with the public, he will be known as His Royal Highness of the United Kindom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
His name will be announced in the coming days, and the names Arthur, Albert, Frederick, and Philip are all worthy contenders.
Even though Queen Elizabeth has four children, Prince William is the first future king in more than a century to welcome three children, the last being King Edward VII.