Aw! Another happy baby brought into the world. The new Royal baby has arrived early today as Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed their third child early Monday, Kensington Palace announced. The news comes not long after the palace shared that Kate was admitted to the hospital in early labor.
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs,” the statement said. “The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.”
Yay! Kate Middeton and Prince William had another little boy.
“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,” the statement shared via Twitter continued. “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
According to PEOPLE, the couple’s two older children, 4-year-old George and 3-year-old Charlotte, were not present for the birth. It was a regular day for little George who was at school, and Charlotte was at home at Kensington Palace.
The pregnancy didn’t sound the easiest for Kate, who suffered from Hyperemesis gravidarum again. She seems like the world’s biggest trouper because she rarely, if ever, canceled any work events she had to attend. And she makes the whole thing — yes even nine months of pregnancy — look completely easy.
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs.
The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz.
The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.
Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 23, 2018
PEOPLE says the 36-year-old “Once she resumed her royal duties, she hit the ground running, supporting World Mental Health Day, welcoming future sister-in-law Meghan Markle for the holidays, joining William for their busy tour of Sweden and Norway and walking the red carpet at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (just to name a few royal outings!).”
The royal baby is the fifth in line of succession after Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Per royal protocol, an official announcement will be posted with the full details on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.
It’s royal protocol to have the official birth announcement with all the details on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace. While there isn’t a name yet, we’re going to hear the name soon enough.
Hopefully, Kate can get a good rest in now.
Up next: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, which is just a few weeks away!