Video courtesy Sky News.
Monday afternoon (or morning California time), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a healthy baby boy, according to the royal press release. This is the first child for William and Kate, the first grandchild for Prince Charles, and the third great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth II (but the first royal one). The name has not been announced yet, and we may have a small wait: William’s name was not announced until a week after his birth.
In accordance with royal tradition, a formal announcement was placed on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace (and then a picture was taken and posted on instagram. Gotta love the 21st Century.)
Of course, considering the race to establish absolute primogeniture (succession of the eldest child regardless of gender), a son seems a little ironic, but of course, a healthy baby and mother are the first priority.
On a personal note, July 22 is also my grandmother’s birthday. We were joking around that now she has no reason to ever forget the little prince’s birthday.
Congratulations to William and Kate!