The royal baby is finally here! An official announcement was posted at Buckingham Palace just minutes after the baby was born on July 22 — and it’s a little prince!
Congratulations to the new parents, Prince William, 31, and Kate Middleton, 31! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their first child on July 22, and thanks to a formal press release, we now know what everyone has been dying to find out — the baby’s gender!
Prince William & Kate Middleton’s Baby’s Gender Revealed — It’s A Boy!
It’s a boy!
Kate and William are thrilled to welcome a baby boy into the royal family! His Royal Highness Prince of Cambridge was born on July 22 at 4:24 p.m. GMT weighing eight pounds, six ounces, and Prince William was present for the birth!
While the world has been keeping a major watch on Kate waiting for her to give birth, everyone has also been eagerly awaiting the announcement of the gender, as Kate and William never revealed it — because they didn’t know either!
Now that we know that the baby is a boy, we are so excited to know the future heir to the throne will succeed the line of men that are set to take the throne after Queen Elizabeth. The baby is now third in line of succession after his grandfather, Prince Charles and his father, Prince William.
Kate Middleton Has Baby Boy: Kensington Palace’s Announcement
Kensington Palace released any official statement confirming the good news:
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge safely delivered of a son at 4.24pm. The baby weighs 8lbs 6oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. 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. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight.
Official Royal Baby Announcement To Be Posted At Buckingham Palace
Following the tradition set by his own mother, William and his wife, Kate, then officially announced the arrival of their little baby boy in grand fashion! An easel was placed at the gates of Buckingham Palace along with a royal declaration signed by the doctors who delivered the baby.
The announcement, which included the baby’s gender, was placed on a wood and gold easel that was used to make the official announcement was last used when Princess Diana gave birth to William in 1982. As for the baby’s name, that news “will be announced in due course,” according to Kensington Palace.
It will be so fun to watch the adorable little prince grow up with the best royal parents ever!
Are you excited the royal baby is a boy, HollyMoms?
— Lindsay Goldstein & Taylor Weatherby
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