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 9:37:47 AM
      Asked for his suggestions for a name for the baby, he replied: "Eamon."
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:42:45 AM
      The Royal Mint has a range of special coins to mark the royal birth.

      These include a free "lucky" silver penny for babies born on the same day as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first child.
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:43:40 AM

      Here is Adam Michael, who was born at 4.34pm yesterday at Princess Anne Hospital. His happy parents Marc and Beverley Miell were presented with their silver penny by the Royal Mint. (Royal Mint/PA)

    • by RobDexPA via twitter edited by Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:49:07 AM
      A Windsor in Walford - EastEnders has filmed a special scene to reflect the new arrival starring june brown
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:52:47 AM
      You know it's big news when EastEnders makes a late change to its schedule - show bosses have ordered some last-minute filming to reflect the birth.
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:53:23 AM
      A scene showing Dot Cotton (June Brown) and Abi Branning (Lorna Fitzgerald) discussing the happy news was filmed last night and will feature in the BBC soap tonight.
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:55:22 AM

      The Prince of Wales today said he was "thrilled and very excited" about the birth of his first grandchild.

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 9:57:52 AM
      And the Duchess of Cornwall described the arrival of the Prince of Cambridge as "a wonderfully uplifting moment for the country".
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 10:00:25 AM

      Charles and Camilla were met by cheering crowds of well-wishers on a visit to East Yorkshire.

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 10:01:01 AM
      Villager after villager offered the couple their congratulations as the royal couple walked around the green in Bugthorpe.
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 10:01:29 AM
      The Duchess said Charles would make a "brilliant" grandfather.
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 10:01:45 AM
      "I think it's wonderful news. I think mother, son and father are all well," she told the BBC.

      "And I think it's a wonderfully uplifting moment for the country."
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 10:01:53 AM

      "It's very exciting and it's wonderful for the grandfather - he's brilliant with children" - Camilla puts in a good word for grandpa Charles

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 10:06:22 AM

      Eek! Camilla may have spoken too soon. Charles's charm didn't quite work with this little one on his visit to Bugthorpe, East Yorkshire. Let's hope Baby Cambridge gives him a cheerier welcome.

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 10:13:58 AM
      Isla Lister, eight, said both Charles and Camilla told her they could not wait to see the new baby.

      She said: "She was really nice and she said she was really excited. I spoke to Prince Charles too and he said he couldn't wait to see him too."
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 10:14:27 AM
      Her mother, Debbie Lister, asked Camilla about the baby's name.

      Mrs Lister said: "She said they had no clue whatsoever. She wasn't giving anything away. I thought she might tell me something, but no."
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 10:16:31 AM
      And Isla's grandmother, Judy Willis, said Charles told her: "Grannies are getting younger, you know."
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 10:20:51 AM

    • The Duchess of Cornwall: "It's wonderful for the grandfather. He's brilliant with children so he'll have a wonderful time." #RoyalBabyBoy
    • 3 cheers for the Royal Baby!
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 10:37:26 AM

      Chelsea Pensioners celebrate the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son with a toast at the Royal Chelsea Hospital in London.

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 10:40:14 AM

      They are also sending the couple a small Royal Hospital teddy bear dressed in traditional scarlet uniform.

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 10:41:57 AM
      London's Natural History Museum, of which Kate is patron, is celebrating the birth of the new prince by lighting up its main Waterhouse building blue at sunset every night for three nights.
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 10:42:25 AM
      Michael Dixon, director of the museum, said: "Following the announcement earlier this year that the Duchess has chosen to be the patron for the Natural History Museum, we are overjoyed to receive news of the royal birth.

      "I send the Duke and Duchess my best wishes and I am very much looking forward to welcoming another member of the Royal Family to the museum."
    • by LodgeA via twitter edited by Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 10:47:47 AM
      Last night's celebrations after the birth of a royal baby boy #royalbaby Congrats to the Duke and Duchess…
    • Torrential downpour forces Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to delay first appearance of #RoyalBaby

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 10:57:56 AM

      The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thanked staff at the hospital for the "tremendous care the three of us have received", Kensington Palace said today.

    • by RyanJHooper via twitter edited by Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 10:58:53 AM
      Shades of Centre Court 1996 at Bucks Pal, as crowd sings along to rendition of Cliff Richard hit 'Congratulations', as heavens open
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 11:00:16 AM
      There was a musical tribute to the newborn prince at the palace this morning, as members of the Scots Guards band performed Congratulations following the Changing the Guard ceremony.
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 11:00:57 AM
      Some of those in the crowd who packed outside the palace gates and at the Victoria Memorial sang along, while the ensemble broke into spontaneous applause at its conclusion.
    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 11:02:04 AM

      “We would like to thank the staff at the Lindo Wing and the whole hospital for the tremendous care the three of us have received." - the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

    • Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 11:03:42 AM

      "We know it has been a very busy period for the hospital and we would like to thank everyone - staff, patients and visitors - for their understanding during this time.” William and Kate send a message of thanks

    • by Peter Woodman via twitter edited by Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 11:06:35 AM
      Duke/Duchess of Cambridge thanked staff at the hospital for "tremendous care the three of us have received" Kensington Palace said
    • by PARoyal via twitter edited by Stephanie Gonzalez, PA 7/23/2013 11:06:49 AM
      Kensington Palace say "mother, son and father are all doing well this morning." #RoyalBaby
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 11:20:39 AM

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    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 11:26:41 AM
      Residents of the Scottish town where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met have expressed delight at the arrival of the new baby.

      The royal couple met when they were students at the University of St Andrews and they returned to the Fife town on an official visit in 2011, two months before their wedding.
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 11:27:16 AM
      Local resident Keith Griffiths, 68, said the birth was "excellent news" for the country.
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 11:27:45 AM

      "It's marvellous. Any birth is to be applauded and celebrated, but the birth of a royal baby is something extra-special.

      "The most important thing is that everything went smoothly and she had a relatively straightforward birth.

      "The reality is that now the fun begins for them, bringing up the baby.

      "The Royal Family gives us stability. This promises to continue that stability and that, to my mind, is a major benefit - and I say that as a Welshman living in Scotland."

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 11:29:09 AM
      Mr Griffifths said St Andrews has "definitely played its part" in the royal couple's story.
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 11:29:41 AM

      "It allowed both of them the space and freedom to be students, to be themselves.

      "Considering their lives subsequently, under a microscope, that must have helped.

      "I'm not sure that the people of St Andrews will feel any differently from people elsewhere in Scotland but it's special because both the mother and father have connections to St Andrews."

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