Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton’s royal baby boy is born

Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton

by Isi Esene

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge has just given birth to a baby boy in the Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, where Prince William was born.

Buckingham Palace confirmed that the royals have given birth to an eight-pound baby boy.

Camera crews and avid royal family enthusiasts have been camped for days in front of London’s St Mary’s Hospital, where Kate was expected to give birth.

The royal baby boy which had kept watchers in suspense having been expected to arrive on July 13 finally arrived today putting an end to the almost unbearable anxiety.

Prince William and Kate
Prince William and Kate: Proud parents

Speculation heightened on Sunday after it emerged that Prince William has left his RAF base and headed to London where wife Kate was due to give birth.

The father-to-be reportedly was at the Duchess of Cambridge’s side as they prepared for the arrival of the future king.

The Lindo Wing where the baby was born has a team of maternity support workers and nursery nurses who can offer advice and reassurance to all new mothers staying there.

The internationally renowned Lindo wing - where Princes William and Harry were born - is a dedicated private facility at St Mary's hospital in Paddington, west London (above, file picture of a room in the wing)
Royal precedent: Princes William and Harry were both born in the internationally-renowned Lindo Wing (a room is seen above in a file picture)

It provides expert consultant-led obstetric, neonatal care and anaesthetist care with 24-hour access to Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust’s state-of-the-art maternal and foetal specialist services.

As it is the custom, when a royal baby is born, a formal bulletin signed by the medical staff will be rushed by car with a police escort to Buckingham palace. The bulletin will be placed in a frame on an easel – the same one used to announce Prince William’s birth – and placed in a palace courtyard for all to see.

Buckingham Palace

In January a statement from Buckingham Palace said: “Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July.”

The baby has finally arrived much to the delight of all those keenly interested in the royal family.

We say congratulations to the family on the arrival of the new born royal.

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