An overjoyed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are the proud parents of a healthy baby boy, and the nation celebrates the birth of a future king. The couple’s son weighed 8lb 6oz and was delivered at 4.24pm today at the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington with his proud father, Prince William, looking on. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight, said a spokesman for the palace. The long-awaited baby will be given the title His Royal Highness and be known as Prince of Cambridge,
If anyone has something crabby to say take it to another site. This is very happy news and we contratulate the entire family. We´ve had enough ugly going on lately. Let´s relax and enjoy watching our English friends have a great big party.
As I understand it, the name the baby goes by may not be the name he assumes as King. William, for instance, could choose one of his several other given names. His great-grandfather, King George VI, was known in the family as "Bertie," his first name being Albert.
Many best wishes to this young child and to his parents.
And won´t the radical feminists be angry! They wanted a girl just to break precedent.
I was talking to my Mother earlier this afternoon as it is her 89th birthday. I told her that in my mind, I bet on Kate´s child being born today as it was a full moon. She smiled on the other end of the line.
Great news as I so appreciate Her Royal Highness & Prince William. My Mother also thought it was a good sign that both the brothers have served honorably in their Military. Happy first day, little one.
I´ve enjoyed the coverage of this young couple and wish them well with their new baby. William and Kate seem like genuine, decent people who love and respect each other, and they exude grace and class. They waited to have a child until after marriage, which is the proper thing to do.
Meanwhile, here in the U. S., we have the...Kardashians. Oy vey! What role models!
Congratulations to the parents and to all of our UK friends who are celebrating. Here´s to LIFE!
Not trying to be crabby, but I´m guessing that the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary´s hospital must be much nicer than the rest of that place. While visiting London a couple of years ago, I had to take my daughter to the emergency room and St. Mary´s was the closest to our hotel. It was dingy, dirty, shabby and crumbling. The end result of socialized medicine - we saw it in Romania too.
Name him Richard! In honour of the discovery of the body of Richard III last year - a great archeological moment.
Actually, I remember when Prince William was born, in 1982. It was right at the end of the Falklands War, and the British had retaken Port Stanley. Some people suggested the new royal baby should be named "Stanley" in honour of the victory. But the prospect of "Good King Stan" didn´t seem to be enough for the royal family to break with tradition.
That was a quick labor. Congratulations to the parents and the Royal Family.
Critics abound, but this family has survived and maintained the aura of royalty when all the other crowned heads of Europe have disappeared or become quite common. The monarchy was proclaimed dead after George III and his useless brood, again after Victoria, after the abdication of Edward VII and in the 1970s. Yet here the monarchy is is on the ascendency in Elizabeth II´s diamond jubilee year with the birth of a boy to a popular heir presumptive
Congrats to our royal allies across the pond. I am sure Queen Elizabeth has recently found a new appreciation for religion. She must have been praying to newly minted St. John Paul for a boy, not a girl, because I am sure she thought the new baby would be named Diane (in honor of the late princess) whom she hated with a passion.
To Kate: Now let´s work on #2. Don´t forget the old saying, "A heir and a spare."
Happy news to be sure. I hope he has his mother´s dimples. Richard would be a nice name. I am sure Kate has given it a lot of thought, she has flawless taste and grace. I hope Diana is smiling..hard to imagine her being a grandmother.
Congratulations to the Cambridges. It´s possible that the boy, if named George, would actually reign as George VIII, since there´s been speculation that Prince Charles would choose to reign under the name George if he does ascend to the throne. The previous two guys named King Charles were not exactly an illustrious precedent for a future Charles III.
Congratulations to William and Catherine and to Her Majesty the Queen. At least some happy news to celebrate instead of the ugliness coming out every day. Whether you like monarchies or not, they represent their country a lot better than the trash we have here right now, let alone less expensive.
Congratulations to the future King William and Queen Kate. I´m sure they will raise the child right. No name yet? I hoping for something a little old fashioned - a nod to Medieval times. Perhaps Holden, Braxton, or Rexford.
Well Congratulations! One thing is for sure. His Royal Highness will have His Royal Hiney cleaned just like any other baby. I wish this couple a long and happy marriage many lovely kids. Blessings on all of them
#58, I seriously doubt it. There might be a discreet Royal Warrant, as in:
The warrant is typically advertised on company hoardings, letter-heads and products by displaying the coat of arms or the heraldic badge of the royal personage as appropriate. Underneath the coat of arms will usually appear the phrase "By Appointment to..." followed by the title and name of the royal customer, and then what goods are provided. No other details of what is supplied may be given.
The doctor´s warrant might simply say "provider of medical services" or something low-key like that. See: http://tinyurl.com/ly64l8j
As for the name, I´d love to see the child named after William´s brother, Henry (or Harry, as he is more commonly known). He might also be named Michael, after Kate´s father. As long as he´s not named Charles. . . .
Thank you staff! I am so happy for the young couple who deserve the best. Kate had one big baby! My son weighed 8 lb. 13 oz. many moons ago and you never forget it! Congratulations to the Monarchy and Great Britain, friends of the USA until Obama.
I never thought of Spencer as one of the middle names, but I think it would be entirely appropriate. I´ve thought of "James" as well, to honor the King that gave us the King James Bible, or George, to honor the Queen´s father.
Congrats to the proud parents. That´s a big baby. My daughter was 8lbs 4oz so yeah I´m sure that was some work pushing but Kate looked as good as ever. I say name the boy Richard since that´s such a strong kingly name. Whatever you do don´t name him after grandpa Charlie. We all know what kind of stand up guy he turned out to be.
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