Queen Elizabeth, 92, makes first appearance since Kate gave birth to a Prince
The Queen took a horseback ride after she found out that she had another great-grandchild. Duchess Kate gave birth to a baby boy recently.
The child, who hasn’t been named yet, was born on April 23, 2018. People reported that Kate and Prince William presented the boy to the public at the hospital
Queen Elizabeth, 92, celebrated the birth of her great-grandson with a horseback ride through the grounds of Windsor Castle. She was in Berkshire, west of London.
The Queen was joined by the palace’s head groom, Terry Pendry. Her great-grandchild’s birth came just three days after her birthday.
Queen Elizabeth, 92, Enjoys a Morning Horseback Ride After the Arrival of Her Great-Grandson https://t.co/QF2JeUd4Vl— People (@people) April 24, 2018
She celebrated with a televised concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. William and Kate looked overjoyed as they presented their son to a crowd of cheering fans outside of the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Kensington Palace gave out a statement saying, ‘“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.’
Kate and the baby were said to be both doing well. The new additions older sibling Prince George, 4, was at school when he was born.
‘Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.’
Kensington Palace, People, April 23, 2018
His big sister Princess Charlotte, who turns 3 in May, was at home at Kensington Palace. The name of the baby boy will be announced in due course.
Albert and Arthur are tied at 5-1 and 9-1 as the most popular names for the boy according to British oddsmakers. Prince William and Duchess Kate didn’t answer questions from the media after presenting their newborn son.
Holding up three fingers, William smiled and said, “Thrice worry now. We didn’t keep you waiting too long,” he joked about their quick hospital stay.
A female royal’s spot in line to the throne won’t be moved by the arrival of a younger male child. The Succession to the Crown Act 2013 determined that the birth order would decide who would become the next king or queen of the UK, regardless of gender.
If the Act hadn’t been amended Princess Charlotte would have lost her position when Kate gave birth to the boy. The baby boy remains fifth in the line of succession after Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Prince Harry is now sixth in line. Prince Andrew, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie will all move down a place in the line of succession with the arrival of the new baby.