After what seems to be the longest, dullest and most over-hyped pregnancy of the last decade, Kate Middleton has given birth to the 3rd in line for the throne via natural birth methods… a baby boy! The Duchess of Cambridge K-Mid popped the Prince of Cambridge out at 4.24 pm today, and he weighed 8 lbs 6oz– not a bad size considering her skeletal frame!
Prince Charles has congratulated his son on his first arrival: “Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy.”
Clarence House confirmed his delivery on Twitter: “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24 pm. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight.” Kate will stay overnight in the Lindo Wing of ‘St. Mary’s Hospital‘ in London, and was accompanied by just her husband during her labour- it sounds as if she declined her mother and sister’s offer to stay with her during the room.
In more interesting news, the birth of their child was announced by some ridiculously dressed town crier outside the palace with an easel, and during one live news report of the coverage, a man was overheard saying: “I heard the baby was black?!” Brilliant! Even funnier was the fact that I believed the child had been named ‘Ben Dover‘ for a full 2 minutes until I figured out that it was a joke…cringe. The best tweet I’ve seen about the birth so far came from Adam from ‘Owl City‘, who compared Kate to the superior celeb Mum Kim Kardashian: “Yo Will and Kate I’m really happy for you and Imma let you finish but Kanye and Kim had one of the best babies of all time.” Agreed!