The biggest news last night was the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child, a boy. While we wait for his name to be announced to the world, we do know that the newest Prince of Cambridge weighs 8lbs 7oz and arrived on April 23 at 11:01am GMT (5:01pm Bangkok time) at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington—the same location as Prince George’s and Princess Charlotte’s births. Guy Thorpe-Beeston, surgeon gynaecologist to the Royal Household, led the medical team in delivering the royal baby with consultant gynaecologist Alan Farthing in cautionary supervision. The Duke was present for the birth.
Always for the people, the royal couple made a stunning appearance on the hospital steps with the bundled-up newborn shortly after the birth. Kensington Palace expressed the royals’ gratitude for the hospital staff’s care and treatment, as well as the world at large for “their warm wishes” throughout the pregnancy.
The new royal baby, an HRH and Prince of Cambridge, will be fifth in line to the throne, behind the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The re-shuffle will see Prince Harry drop down to sixth in line, and every other member of the Royal Family will be one step further away from the throne.