Prince William and Kate Middleton proudly introduced their newborn baby boy to the world just hours after he was born.
Their baby, called Louis, is the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, joining siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
A few hours after announcing Kate had gone into labour, Kensington Palace’s social media team confirmed she’d had the baby.
Following that, the happy couple emerged from the building and walked down the steps of the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, in Paddington, West London, and had a private word with each other.
According to the Mirror, a professional lip reader has revealed what they said – in case anybody was interested.
Here it is:
William: ‘Are you ok with him?’
William: ‘Look, there he is. Over there.’ [They wave to the left]
Kate: ‘Let’s just wave over there. [They wave to the right]. Look, he is there. [They wave] It is a bit windy, eh? He might get cold. Let’s go now.’
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.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 23, 2018
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, it is understood neither Kate or Will knew the sex of their third child, but 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 him 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 two 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.
However just as many were quick to defend the appearance of the Duchess of Cambridge - and rightly so.
The arrival of William and Kate's third child also makes him fifth great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.
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