Prince William’s wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, delivered a baby boy on Monday. The baby will be third in line to the British throne after his grandfather Prince Charles and his father William.
The Royal baby at born at 4.24 p.m. local time in St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London. This is the same hospital where the late Princess Diana gave birth to Prince William. An official statement from Kensington Palace reported that the baby weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces.
The news of Kate’s admission to the hospital Monday morning quickly spread all over the globe. Since then media from everywhere were camped outside the hospital, along with many royal family fans, waiting for the auspicious news.
Prince William first phoned and informed the Queen about the childbirth. He also phoned his father Prince Charles and his brother Prince Harry to give them the news.
The baby boy, currently unnamed, has been given the title, “The Prince of Cambridge.”
The royal family received wishes from all over the world. U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wished the royal couple “all the happiness and blessings parenthood brings.”
Prime Minister David Cameron called it wonderful news and a historic moment in the life of the nation.
Various landmarks in Britain welcomed the royal baby. The BT tower in London flashed the message “It’s a boy” while the London Eye was light up in red and blue, the colors of the UK.