It was a wonderful day for a Royal Wedding on April 29 in the year 2011, when Prince William of Wales, son of Charles, Prince of Wales and third in line to the British throne, was wed to Catherine Middleton, better known as Kate. Having dated since 2003, their marriage proved to be remarkably happy, as evidenced by the birth of their firstborn son Prince George in 2013 and daughter Princess Charlotte in 2015. Nearly three years after her birth, the now-Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have again welcomed a new child, a second son and prince, to the world.
BBC reports that, following her admission into St. Mary’s Hospital in London early this fourth week of April, the Duchess of Cambridge finally gave birth to a healthy baby boy at around 11:01 AM GMT. A few hours, the Royal Couple exited the double-door entrance to St. Mary’s Lindo Wing to greet the crowds that have been gathering at the opposite side of the street since the morning, with the baby prince wrapped in white held in Kate’s arms. The bystanders have already been whipped to excitement by an official crier announcing the birth beforehand. Buckingham Palace also posted a birth notice in its traditional manner, with an easel-mounted placard.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, briefly exited St. Mary’s to pick up Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who got to see their mummy and new baby brother beforehand in private. And then, the awaited moment arrived when the Duke and Duchess made the big presentation just before 6 PM GMT. Following a brief retreat into the Lindo Wing to make the baby comfortable in a carrier, the Royal Couple exited the hospital anew and headed off home to Kensington Palace.
For those wondering why the new Royal Baby is only ever referred to as the Royal Baby here, the reason is because his name has yet to be announced publicly, in keeping with tradition. Kensington Palace, the current official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, has announced that the naming of the new Prince will be done a few days from his birth. This however has not stopped betting circles to place wagers on the possible name. Frontrunners with some major bookmakers are any of the following: Arthur, Albert, Frederick, James or Philip. It should be noted that both Philip and Arthur are in use in the full names of both Prince William (William Arthur Philip Louis) and his father Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George).
Congratulations have already come from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace and UK Prime Minister Theresa May. On her Twitter page, PM May wished the Duke and Duchess great happiness in the future.
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