Prince William and Kate Middleton have a third child, a son who arrived on April 23, 2018.
The healthy baby boy arrived at 11:01 a.m. and is now fifth in line for the British throne.
The prince, whose name has not yet been announced, was born in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London. This is the same place that both Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born. The baby was born on April 23, 2018 at 11:01 a.m. BST. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and has become the fifth in line to the throne.
Both Prince George and Princess Charlotte were brought in to the hospital to visit with their newborn brother and their parents.
Only a few hours afterward, Prince William and Kate Middleton stepped outside with their new son to show him to the public for the first time. The duchess wore a red Jenny Packham dress with a white collar.
Shortly thereafter, the couple left the hospital, at which time Prince William held up three fingers and jokingly spoke to the crowd and reporters saying “thrice the worry now.” He also joked that “We didn’t keep you waiting too long this time.”
Prince William took his new son in the car seat and secured him in the car before he and Kate Middleton drove back to Kensington Palace, their home.
When a reporter had asked whether or not a name had been decided upon, Prince William responded that “You’ll find out soon enough.”
Speculations have been widespread and bookmakers around the world have been busy. At the moment, the top names upon which the public is betting include: Arthur, Philip, Albert, James and Frederick, among others.
Holding off from an official announcement of a royal baby’s name is a tradition with the royal family. It was the case when Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born, as well.
An official notice from Kensington Palace stated that the baby’s name would be announced in due course. That said, the Buckingham Palace forecourt posted a formal notice of the royal baby boy’s birth.