First Picture Of Royal Baby After Kate Middleton Gives Birth
The first picture of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s newborn baby boy has been revealed.
The child, who has yet to be named, was unveiled to the world for the first time today and he’s looking very well and healthy.
The newborn is the third child of Prince William and Kate Middleton, becoming the latest addition to the family, along with older siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Kate Middleton gave birth to her child after she went through the early stages of labour earlier this morning, the announcement was made by Kensington Palace’s social media team via Twitter.
The post stated:
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London earlier this morning 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.
Soon after the Duchess had given birth Kensington Place later tweeted:
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs.
The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz.
The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.
Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.
On March 22 she stepped back from her royal duties to go on maternity leave, her last public appearance was at a charity lunch in London.
Prior to the birth of their third child, it is understood neither Kate or Will knew the sex of the child.
For the first time in history, the sex of the latest addition to the royal family will not change who is next in line for the throne.
Male heirs now do not take precedence over female ones thanks to 2013’s Succession to the Crown Act.
Prince Harry though now moves down to sixth in line due to the new arrival, bumping from the number five spot.
It’s believed Kate went through hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) during the first few months of pregnancy, an extreme case of morning sickness. It is something she experienced when she was pregnant with her two oldest children, George and Charlotte.
It is said HG affects an estimated 2 per cent of expecting mothers with symptoms including; constant nausea, severe vomiting and weight loss. This meant Kate had to spend three days in St. Mary’s during her first pregnancy with George, something she did not have to with Charlotte or their third child – whose name is yet to be officially announced.
After making her first public appearance following the announcement of her third pregnancy, the Duchess of Cambridge was subjected to some vile abuse on social media.
Internet trolls took issue with her weight and health, during a reception at Buckingham Palace for World Mental Health Day in October, with photos of the event appearing on the Kensington Palace official Instagram account.
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However just as many were quick to defend the appearance of the Duchess of Cambridge.
The arrival of William and Kate’s third child also marks fifth great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.
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