The Kensington Palace has announced that Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton has safely delivered a Baby Boy at about 11 AM today (April 23) at the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London.
Royal Baby announcement has brought joy in the Kensington Palace as Kate Middleton gave birth to the third child with Duke of Cambridge Prince William today, after being taken to the hospital today morning. Prince William was present in the hospital and birth of the royal child appears to have taken place without any complexions. The birth was overseen by consultant obstetrician Guy Thorpe-Beeston, who is the surgeon gynaecologist to the royal household, and consultant gynaecologist Alan Farthing, the Queen’s surgeon-gynaecologist.
As per the statement by Kensington Palace, the baby boy weights eight pounds and seven ounces (3.8 kg) and both mother and baby are doing well. The baby’s gender was a surprise for the royal couple as they had opted not to find out what they were having. The baby boy is the royal couple’s third child, after Prince George and Princess Charlotte and fifth in line to the throne, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s sixth great-grandchild. The baby boy will hold the title of prince after Queen Elizabeth changed the rules in 2012 to ensure that all of William’s children would be entitled to the style, not just his eldest son.
The birth will be celebrated with a 41-gun salute in London’s Green Park Hyde Park — the standard 21 rounds with an extra 20 because they are royal parks. The Tower of London will fire 62 rounds: 21, plus 20 because it is a royal palace, and a further 21 to show the City of London’s loyalty to the sovereign. And the name of the baby would be announced in due course, and a formal notice of the birth would be posted on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.