We all were beaming with happiness, when the news of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge’s giving birth to a baby boy broke. Kate and Prince William’s royal baby boy was born at 1101hrs local time, weighing 8lbs 7oz, Kensington Palace confirmed on Twitter. The 35-year-old father, Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Also Read - Woman Tells Court That Prince Harry Promised to Marry Her, Judge Calls Her Petition 'Daydreamer’s Fantasy'
The new baby is fifth-in-line to the British throne, behind his grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William, brother Prince George and big sister Princess Charlotte. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and other members of both families have been told of the news and are delighted. Also Read - Prince Harry Will Attend The Funeral of Prince Philip But Not Meghan Markle, Read On To Know Why
Now, hold your excitement, as the first picture of the royal baby is out. Hours after the birth, Kate Middleton was ready to leave hospital along with William and their new son, which means we all got a glimpse of the tiny new royal. The royal newborn, wrapped up against the cool Spring weather, nestled in the arms of his mother as the happy parents posed for pictures. Kensington Palace shared the picture on Twitter, writing: “Welcome to the family.” Also Read - Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Reveal Their First Netflix Document Series 'Heart of Invictus'; Harry to Appear on Camera
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Kate Middleton, the Royal Highnesses thanked all the staff at the hospital for the care and treatment they have received. The couple also thanked everyone for their warm wishes, read a tweet by Kensington Palace. The tweet also mentioned that the newborn’s siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte have now returned to Kensington Palace.
The baby boy will be fifth in line to the British throne, behind big sister Charlotte and pushing uncle Prince Harry one place down the line of succession to sixth. He is the sixth great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrated her 92nd birthday on Saturday.