Royal baby: Prince William jokes about 'strong name' after new son's birth

Oscar Cross
April 26, 2018

She stepped out on the front steps on the hospital wearing a red dress, which closely mirrors the red dress Princess Diana wore when she left the hospital after giving birth to Prince Harry. The baby is the couple's third child and is fifth in line to the throne.

Arthur was one of the names of the Queen's father George VI.

On Saturday William joined the queen and other senior royals, with the exception of Kate, as the monarch celebrated her 92nd birthday at a televised concert. The trio posed for photographers before going back inside.

The couple's Kensington Palace office says Kate gave birth at 11:01 a.m. (1001 GMT; 6:01 a.m. EDT) to a boy weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces (3.8 kilograms).

These days, it seems like absolutely everyone is insane about the British royal family.

William and Kate will want to share the name with the Queen and the rest of their family before making it public.

Prime Minister Theresa May offered "warmest congratulations".


Of the people polled, the majority of Americans think the new royal baby's name will be "James", which got 26% of the vote, or another name. It was announced on Twitter and also proclaimed in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace with a framed notice perched on a golden easel. "Though that is barely completely different in that their first baby, Prince George, is prone to be the monarch, and this baby will seemingly not".

The words "it's a boy" were flashed in lights around the top of London's BT Tower, which can be seen for miles around. The royal baby's arrival was celebrated with the traditional gun salute, usually done every time a prince or princess has come to the world. It should be noted that the boy's two siblings' names were announced two days after they were born, so the same is expected for the third child.

Royals traditionally keep the public guessing before revealing their choice of name.

PIPPA MIDDLETON was spotted visiting the new royal baby yesterday as the world continued to wait to find out his name.

When Australian politician Alexander Downer asked William if he had considered "Alexander", William said: "Well it's amusing you should say that".

A 2013 change to the law means that for the first time in British history, a new prince will not supplant his older sister in the order of succession.

"She's been popping in and out of Kensington Palace, helping with George and Charlotte". As in her previous pregnancies, the Duchess suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness.

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