Royal baby birth announcement

Royal baby birth announcement

This live blog will capture the atmosphere and color of the event with content from journalists from the British Press Association, royal watchers, social media, and the Web.  

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 7:12:37 AM

      The proclamation declares: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24pm today. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 7:32:04 AM
      The moment was also marked with the London Eye lit up in traditional red, white and blue - the lightning was just a bonus...
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 7:33:00 AM

      A storming show for the arrival of the royal baby

    • Amy Crowther, PA 7/23/2013 7:37:21 AM

      Here's how the birth has affected the Royal Family tree

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 7:40:38 AM
      Here's how Prime Minister David Cameron reacted to the news outside No 10 Downing Street
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 7:42:09 AM

      "An important moment in the life of our nation"

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 7:47:05 AM



    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 8:00:03 AM
      The gifts have already started arriving, with British Horse Racing appropriately quick off the mark
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 8:01:11 AM

      The teddy bear is dressed in the Queen's racing colours

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 8:07:44 AM

      The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will meet senior aides from their household and the medical team who looked after Kate this morning to plan their day.

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 8:08:53 AM
      But a Kensington Palace spokesman said it was "too early" to say if they would be leaving St Mary's Lindo Wing where the baby was delivered at 4.24pm yesterday, weighing 8lb 6oz.
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 8:09:33 AM
      He added: "In terms of whether they will be discharged, it's down to their medical team and themselves when they'll be discharged, but it's too early to say."
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 8:13:44 AM

      William and Kate spent the night with their newborn son as they stayed overnight at St Mary's Hospital in London

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 8:20:06 AM

      William's uncle, Earl Spencer, described his joy at the new royal baby. "We're all so pleased: it's wonderful news," he said.

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 8:24:38 AM
      The Earl, whose sister was the Duke's mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, added: "My father always told us how Diana was born on just such a blisteringly hot day, at Sandringham, in July 1961. It's another very happy summer's day, half a century on."
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 8:27:36 AM

      Charles Spencer, 9th Earl of Spencer, is seen here at Westminster Abbey on the day of the royal wedding in 2011

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 8:42:23 AM
      Those still wanting to see the framed statement on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace announcing the royal birth only have a few hours left to do so.
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 8:42:39 AM
      A Buckingham Palace official said it will be on show for around 24 hours after confirmation of the birth, meaning it is unlikely to be there much after 8pm today.
    • by RyanJHooper via twitter edited by Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 8:42:57 AM
      Attention easel fans: You have until around 8pm today to see prince birth confirmation, Buckingham Palace officials suggest.
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 8:44:07 AM
      And it could be a stormy experience - torrential downpours have greeted the hardy souls who have flocked to the palace to see the historic document.
    • Check out our #RoyalBaby pics on FB: @UKScouting (with help from @KxESU ) presents unique gift to happy couple ow.ly/ne2Il
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:01:38 AM
      Not everyone is impressed with the wall-to-wall coverage of all things royal
    • Lineup snaking around Buckingham palace to see the easel with the #royalbaby birth announcement pic.twitter.com/wcII8lartX

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:03:17 AM
      But plenty of others are happy to bask in royal fever
    • Congratulations to the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge on the safe arrival of their baby boy from The RAF Club #royalbaby pic.twitter.com/0g7sAAZXrK

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:17:01 AM
      There is great excitement in Kate's home village of Bucklebury in Berkshire
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:17:54 AM

      A sign congratulating the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son is on display at the Cottage Inn

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:21:11 AM
      Mandy Bush, landlady of the Cottage Inn, said: "It's fantastic news and I think everyone is delighted. We are all surprised it's a boy because the whole village thought it was going to be a girl."
    • by ellenbranagh_PA via twitter edited by Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:21:34 AM

      PA's John Stillwell live on Sky! pic.twitter.com/gXtVLSYC5k

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:22:11 AM

      Labour Party leader Ed Miliband - himself a father of two boys - advised the royal couple to enjoy their "special time" in the days after the birth of their first child.

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:22:51 AM
      Mr Miliband said: "I want to send my warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I wish them and their new baby boy all the health and happiness in the world. I know people right across Britain will be absolutely delighted for them."
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:23:35 AM
      Asked what advice he would give the couple, he said: "I think it's a very, very special time, that moment when your baby has just been born, and so I hope they get time together as a family to enjoy it because that's something you never forget - not only the moment when your son is born, but also those first few days getting used to being a father.

      "So I hope that William and Kate have that special time and can enjoy it."
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:24:28 AM
      Mr Miliband declined to make any suggestions for names for the royal baby, saying: "My memory of this is that you get lots of advice from your family on names, so I suspect I'll leave it to them."
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:27:12 AM


    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:31:06 AM

      New grandparents the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were met by cheering crowds of well-wishers on a visit to East Yorkshire today.

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:32:18 AM
      Villager after villager offered Charles and Camilla their congratulations as the royal couple walked around the green in Bugthorpe.

      The village was decked out with Union flags and bunting for the visit.
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:33:14 AM
      One member of the crowd, local resident Robert Barrett, was one of the first to greet the Prince, saying "Morning Grandad", which raised a chuckle from Charles.

      "He obviously likes being a grandad," Mr Barrett added.
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:33:50 AM
      And a little boy asked the Prince: "When's the little baby coming?" to which Charles replied: "We haven't been able to bring him yet."

      Many people asked whether the new baby had a name, but Charles gave little away.
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:34:58 AM
      Alec Dale told Charles: "We popped a bottle of bubbly last night at our house. I hope you did too."

      The Prince replied: "Yes. But just a little bit."
    • by Andrew Woodcock via twitter edited by Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:35:06 AM
      @Ed_Miliband says Cambridges shd enjoy "this special time" together with their new #royalbaby , but won't give advice on name
    • by lyndseytelford via twitter edited by Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:35:50 AM
      Ireland's deputy prime minister reckons Kate and Wills should name their baby after him - Eamon @EamonGilmore
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:37:31 AM
      Eamon Gilmore, Ireland's deputy prime minister, congratulated the royal couple: "It's a very happy occasion for the parents."
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:37:43 AM
      "Mind you, in a republic, I think we find the excitement about the hereditary principle a bit difficult to understand here. But it is a very happy time for the parents," Mr Gilmore added.
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