Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has given birth to a baby son today. The Kensington Palace has announced the birth of the prince and reveals the baby weighs 8lb 7oz (3.8kg). They have also confirmed that mother and baby are doing well. The new baby is fifth in line to the throne. The baby prince is the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child, after Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Guy Thorpe-Beeston, surgeon gynaecologist to the royal household, and consultant gynaecologist Alan Farthing, surgeon gynaecologist to the Queen supervised the whole procedure.
According to royal tradition, a formal notice of the birth has been posted on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace. Although the Royal family is yet to come with a ‘name’, speculations are there that the duke and duchess will choose traditional options. Meanwhile, Kensington Palace has said in a statement that the name of the baby would be announced “in due course”. Congratulations are pouring in for Prince William and Kate. With the news of the arrival announced, there has been a huge gathering outside St Mary’s Hospital where people are waiting to have a glimpse of the new prince.