There’s a new Prince in town! Congratulations to Kate and William on the birth of their son weighing in at 3.8kg at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, West London.
Cheering crowds rushed towards the gates of Buckingham Palace as it was announced that the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to a healthy heir. Mother and son are doing well according to the formal notice placed on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace. The easel hasn't been used since it announced William's arrival in 1982.
“We could not be happier”, said William in a brief statement. Royal doctor Marcus Setchell added, "Wonderful baby. Beautiful baby” and the Queen (87) said she was "delighted" while Prince Charles said he was overjoyed.
Where will the new child be in the line of succession?
William and Kate's little one will be third in line to the throne behind Grandpa Prince Charles and Dad Prince William. Prince Harry will be bumped down to fourth. The laws of succession have been changed meaning a daughter would not be gazumped by the arrival of a little brother.
Royal baby third to the throne:
This year, the 16 countries of the commonwealth voted to change the rules of succession and allow for a female heir after hundreds of years of primogeniture. It means a first-born daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would take precedence over younger brothers. But as Kate and William have had a male heir to the throne, it no longer comes into question at the moment. See below for a detailed Royal line of succession:
Now all that remains to be heard is what His Royal Highness Prince of Cambridge will be named. If the bookmakers predictions are anything to go by then James is currently in the lead.
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