After a 14-hour-long labor, Kate Middleton and Prince William have welcomed their first child — and it's a healthy baby boy! The news was announced by Clarence House that Kate safely delivered her first son at 4:24 p.m. The 8-pound-6-ounce child and his mother are doing wonderfully and will be staying in St. Mary's Hospital in London overnight.
As soon as William presented Kate with Princess Diana’s infamous sapphire engagement ring, baby rumors began to fly. It was officially announced on December 3, 2012, by St. James Palace, just a year and a half after the couples’ royal wedding, that Kate was indeed pregnant with an heir to the British throne.
Until the birth, William and Kate kept mum about their child's sex, with Kate even going so far as to shroud her nursery shopping in neutrals. We're thrilled about the birth of a future king, but thanks to new legislation, the little royal would have been guaranteed a spot as third in line for the throne, regardless of sex.
Kate has been a bit of a rebel when it comes to her pregnancy versus the crown’s traditions, and we've kept her non-traditional streak in mind while speculating on potential baby shower gifts for royalty, and, of course, attempting to nail the royal baby name.
We're so excited about the birth of the latest royal son, and we're delight to hear both Kate and the baby are healthy and doing well! Congratulations to the royal family!
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