Journey To Royal Baby: Kate Middleton And Prince William’s Couple Timeline
On July 22, the husband-and-wife duo welcomed a healthy 8 lbs, 6 oz baby boy at the Lindo Wing of London’s St. Mary’s Hospital on 4:24 PM GBT, the same place where the royal baby’s father was born just 31 years ago.
“The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry & families have been told and are delighted,” the official office for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Clarence House, tweeted. “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight.”
Like all the residents in the Commonwealth, William’s dad Prince Charles — a first-time grandfather — was thrilled by the birth announcement.
“Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild,” he told the press. “It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy.”
“Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone’s life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months,” he added.
The royal couple first announced that they were expecting their first child together in December 2012. They are expected to make their first post-birth appearance in the coming week.