While you were sleeping, the royal baby came! According to an official announcement, Kate Middleton had her baby on May 2 at the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London and it's a girl!
General Views of the Royal Baby Lindo Wing Hospital – London
The little princess was born at 8:34 a.m. in London and weighed 8lbs. 3 oz, Kensington Palace announced on Twitter.
The official statement read: "HRH The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted at 06.00hrs to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London and is in the early stages of labour. The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am. The baby weighs 8lbs 3oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry & members of both families have been informed. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."
Kate and Prince William did not reveal the gender of their second child until after she was born, but many were convinced it would be a baby girl because Kate wore a bright pink coat for her final public appearance before going on maternity leave.
The easel declaring the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son
As tradition goes, news of the royal baby’s birth was not made public until the royal members of the family found out first. The Palace also hung an official proclamation on a golden easel in front of Buckingham Palace.
Prince George’s younger sibling will have the official title of Princess of Cambridge and will be fourth in line for the throne, pushing her uncle Prince Harry to fifth!
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A palace insider told OK! Magazine that Kate is hopping off the baby train after this baby is born because while they “are overjoyed that they’ve been lucky enough to be parents of two children,” William “wants the same” bond for his kids he shares with his brother, Prince Harry.
Preparations for the Birth of the Royal Baby in Lonon
Will, who recently started a new job as an air ambulance helicopter pilot, will have lots of time to spend with his children because he’s “arranged to work four days on, then four off.”
OK! Magazine reported that though they will “always be hands-on with their children,” the royal couple hired a night nurse to help out in addition to a nanny.