What lovely news to wake up to this morning!
The Royal Baby is finally here and it is a BOY!
He was born at 4.24pm UK time (1.24am AEST), weighing 8lb6oz (about 3798g). Princess Catherine was admitted to hospital at 7.30am local time (5.30pm AEST time) so spent most of the day in labour while the world’s media waited outside.
Grandfather Prince Charles has made the following statement: “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.”
And this tweet came from @TheBritishMonarchy on Twitter: “The Queen and Prince Philip are delighted at the news of the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby.”
Now I don’t know about you but I only told a few people that I was going into labour – and I could feel the weight of that expectation. I can’t imagine what it would be like to have the world’s press and a crowd of enthusiastic well-wishers camped outside.
Though I suppose neither of my children have been third in line for the crown.
And like most things in pregnancy and labour (sleepless nights, unwanted advice) these things are only practice for after the baby is born. That is when the real sleep deprivation happens and the unwanted advice flows faster than my kitchen sink tap when The 22-month-old is left unattended in the kitchen.
For William and Kate this means the interest will be stronger, the crowds larger and their privacy even more sacred (plus they’ll be sleep deprived and their child will grow to develop a fascination with turning on taps full blast …)
All the best to the new royal family! Wishing them all the best!
Oh … and looks like our Bub Hub poll was a bit wrong …