If you needed some good news to start off your week, then look no further. Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a baby boy.
The new royal baby was born in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, in Central London, at 11:01 BST weighing 8lbs 7oz. The new child will be fifth in line to the throne.
Kate and her new baby son are “both doing well” and they are thrilled to welcome the new addition to the family. Prince William, second in line to the throne, remained by his wife’s side throughout the labor.
Kate was admitted to hospital just before 6:00 am on Monday morning and the baby’s birth was announced shortly after 1:00 pm. The new royal baby was delivered by the same team that oversaw the births of Prince George in 2013 and Princess Charlotte in 2015.
If Prince George and Princess Charlotte are anything to go by, then the newest addition to the Windsor family is sure to be an adorable little thing, just like his older siblings. The new royal baby is the youngest of six great-grandchildren to the Queen.
Now the bets are on to see what they choose as the name of their new baby. When naming George and Charlotte they opted for traditional names that honored past members of the royal family, so will they continue the tradition with their new family member. Perhaps they will choose to honor members of Kate’s family this time…
When you choose a name for a royal baby there’s the personal [preference]; there’s the link with the royals past and present; but also you think about the public. The Queen would obviously be consulted and, while she might not necessarily intervene and prevent a name from being used, she would certainly be aware of the name, long before any public announcement.
Congratulations William and Kate! We can’t wait to find out what they call him…