Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Wait for the Royal Baby finally over as Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a son

THE Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a son weighing 8 lbs and 6 oz as the nation's wait for a Royal Baby reached its climax today.

kate middleton, duchess of cambridge, labour, hospital, royal babyThe Duchess of Cambridge has gone into labour
Her husband Prince William was present as his wife gave birth to our future king, who is third in line to the throne.

Buckingham Palace said the Royal family are delighted with the news.
A statement said: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24pm. The baby weighs 8lbs 6oz.
"The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.
"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.
"Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight."
An easel with details of the Royal Baby is set up outside Buckingham PalaceAn easel with details of the Royal Baby is set up outside Buckingham Palace
A town crier announced the arrival of the baby outside the hospital and a notice giving details about the baby was transported by car to Buckingham Palace.

The notice was placed in an easel in the palace's forecourt, much like when Prince William was born on June 21 1982.
Prince Charles said he was "enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time", adding that it was "an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine".
He added: "Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone's life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future."
While Prime Minister David Cameron spoke outside 10 Downing Street to say the birth of the royal baby was 'an important moment in the life of our nation.'
The Duke of Cambridge issued a short statement, saying: "We could not be happier."
A town crier announces the arrival of the Royal Baby outside St Mary'sA town crier announces the arrival of the Royal Baby outside St Mary's
People gather outside Buckingham Palace after news of the Royal Baby's arrival emergesPeople gather outside Buckingham Palace after news of the Royal Baby's arrival emerges
Princess Kate had been admitted to St Mary's Hospital in London in the early stages of labour earlier this morning.
The palace said in a statement: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted this morning to St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, in the early stages of labour.
"The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge."
Duke of Cambridge William and his younger brother Prince Harry were born in the Lindo wing and the Prince and Princess of Wales famously posed on the building's steps in 1982 holding baby William.
Royal fans have been patiently waiting for the new arrivalRoyal fans have been patiently waiting for the new arrival
The wait for the royal baby is worldwide newsThe wait for the royal baby is worldwide news
The press have been waiting for days for any newsThe press have been waiting for days for any news
“Kate is intending to have a natural birth”
Betting on the name of the royal baby, which will be third-in-line to the throne, has produced one favourite with a number of bookies - Alexandra.
Many punters had believed Kate and Will would have a girl and have put their money on the name.
Other names touted by royal fans include Charlotte, Diana, Elizabeth and Victoria, with George and James picked by those who think the new baby will be a boy.
William will take paternity leave from his job as an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot.
Princess Kate is said to want a sonPrincess Kate is said to want a son
The new royal baby is destined to be king or queenThe new royal baby is destined to be king or queen
The Duchess travelled by car to hospitalThe Duchess travelled by car to hospital
But it is not known how long the Duchess will take off from her royal duties to care for her first child.
The new royal baby will be the Queen's third great-grandchild and is destined to be king or queen.
William wants a daughter while Kate is hoping for a son.
Kate is being tended by a top medical team led by the Queen's former gynaecologist Marcus Setchell, who delivered the Countess of Wessex's two children.
Kate is in labour at St Mary's HospitalKate is in labour at St Mary's Hospital
A policeman stands outside the Lindo WingA policeman stands outside the Lindo Wing
Princess Diana and Prince Charles outside the Lindo Wing with newborn WilliamPrincess Diana and Prince Charles outside the Lindo Wing with newborn William
Assisting him is Alan Farthing, the former fiance of murdered TV presenter Jill Dando and the Queen's current gynaecologist.
The hospital's Lindo wing is a private obstetric unit, with prices starting at just under £5,000 for a normal delivery package over 24 hours, with consultants' fees around £6,000 extra depending on the care required.
Kate is intending to have a natural birth and she says she doens't know whether she's having a boy or a girl.
The world has been waiting for a royal baby since Kate and Wills got marriedThe world has been waiting for a royal baby since Kate and Wills got married
A wel-wisher waits with gifts for the babyA wel-wisher waits with gifts for the baby
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