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.  

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 3:07:39 PM

      “We are not seeing huge stakes on this market, but the
      volume of bets we have taken has been absolutely outstanding.
       

      “We have now taken upwards of £400,000 on the royal
      baby betting markets overall and that number is only going to get bigger and
      bigger the longer we have to wait for a name.

      Bookmakers William Hill has taken nearly £50,000 worth of bets since this morning on the baby's name.
      William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 3:08:43 PM
      Royal baby's name betting odds: 2/1 George; 7/2 James; 8/1 Alexander; 9/1 Louis; 12/1
      Arthur; 14/1 Henry; 14/1 Richard; 16/1 Phillip; 20/1 Albert; 20/1 Spencer; 25/1
      Edward; 33/1 Charles; 3/1 David; 33/1 Francis; 33/1 Thomas

    • by PARoyal via twitter edited by Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 3:13:21 PM
      The baby's birth announcement has appeared as a late entry in the court circular - the official record of daily royal engagements
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 3:14:53 PM
      The announcement read: "KENSINGTON PALACE 22nd July, 2013. The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24 p.m. today. Her Royal Highness and her child are both well. Signed: Marcus Setchell, Guy Thorpe-Beeston, Sunnit Godambe, John Cunningham."
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 3:15:33 PM

      Carole Middleton said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby was "absolutely beautiful", adding: "They're both doing really well, we're so thrilled."

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 3:18:43 PM

      Members of the public take pictures of the official announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have had a baby boy

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 3:25:26 PM

      The Duchess of Cambridge's home town of Bucklebury celebrates the arrival of the royal baby

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 3:35:21 PM
      Yeovil Town Football Club have come up with a novel way of announcing their signing of defender Alan Tate on loan from Swansea...
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 3:35:34 PM


    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 3:38:19 PM

      Let's take a look at what some celebs have been saying about the birth of the royal baby

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 3:40:47 PM
      "Congratulations to Kate and William on the birth of their baby boy. So relieved that his name won't include the words Ivy or Apple."
      Acid-tongued comedienne Joan Rivers
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 3:41:03 PM
      "Congratulations William and Kate. See you at Jungle Mania, summer camp, Legoland, kids club and ToysRUs very soon."
      Vernon Kay
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 3:41:28 PM
      "God bless our future king. Very proud to be British right now."
      Kelly Osbourne
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 3:45:57 PM

      The royal baby's grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton have left St Mary's Hospital in London where they were visiting their new grandson and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 3:49:28 PM

      The new grandparents spent just over an hour with their daughter Kate and son-in-law William, and a smiling Mrs Middleton, speaking about mother and baby, said: "They are both doing really well, and we are so thrilled."

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 3:50:45 PM

      Asked what the first cuddle with her grandson was like, Mrs Middleton, who had been ushered forward by her husband to speak to the press, said: "Amazing, It's all coming back." But when asked if she had suggested a name for the baby, she said: "Absolutely not, but thank you."

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 3:54:10 PM


    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 3:54:34 PM



    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 3:58:56 PM

      The future king's non-royal grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton will have a key role in shaping the life of the baby prince.

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 4:00:18 PM

      Carole, who was wearing an Orla Kiely Dancing Girls tea dress when she visited William and Kate earlier today, and Michael have been an important source of support for the couple in their lives together so far.

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 4:03:58 PM

      Mrs Middleton, who may help to care for the child when her daughter carries out royal engagements, coped well and looked confident in front of the world's media gathered outside the Lindo Wing.

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 4:04:46 PM
      The new family of three are reported to be set to spend their early weeks at the Middletons' mansion near Bucklebury in Berkshire.
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 4:04:58 PM
      It may not be a royal palace but it is a large seven-bedroom £4.7 million Georgian property and there is plenty of room for William, Kate and their new baby, as well offering them the privacy they value so much away from the public limelight.
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 4:13:52 PM

      The Royal Children pub in Nottingham has been doing a brisk trade today!

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 4:17:58 PM

      The world's leaders have been having their say on the royal baby today.

      New Zealand's prime minister John Key said the nation's official gift to the royal couple is a hand-spun, hand-knitted fine lace shawl, similar to the one given when Prince William was born, and there will be a 21-gun salute fired from Point Jerningham, Wellington, today to mark the occasion.

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 4:19:42 PM

      "This is wonderful news for Prince William and Catherine.

      "The birth of a child is a time of great joy and excitement, and I know they will make excellent parents."

      "New Zealanders remember with fondness the visit of Prince William when he was just a toddler, playing on the lawn of Government House with a Buzzy Bee. It would be a great pleasure to welcome Prince William's son to New Zealand as well.

      "On behalf of the people of New Zealand, I wish Prince William, Catherine and the royal family all the very best."

      John Key, prime minister of New Zealand
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 4:20:30 PM

      A statement on behalf of Russia's president said: "Vladimir Putin extended his felicitations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on her great-grandson birth and wished good health to the newborn, the Duchess of Cambridge and all members of the royal family."

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 4:26:44 PM



    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 4:29:16 PM
      William and Kate won't be leaving the hospital until after 6pm but it is not yet known whether the couple will leave tonight or Wednesday morning.
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 4:30:41 PM

      "Most women will go home within 24 to 48 hours.

      "The reasons they might stay will be because they are tired, they might want help breastfeeding or they might have had a difficult delivery.

      "Some women with their first babies might be inclined to stay a little longer to get support from their midwives."

      Gail Johnson, lead midwife for education at the Royal College of Midwives
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 4:32:13 PM

      New grandfather the Prince of Wales arrives at the hospital with wife the Duchess of Cornwall

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 4:34:46 PM

      The helicopter carrying the Prince of Wales comes into land

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 4:39:35 PM
      Charles and Camilla have travelled from East Yorkshire, where they had been carrying out a string of engagements, to see the baby.

      As the royal couple stepped from their chauffeur-driven limousine, the prince joked with the press, asking: "Have you had a long wait?"
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 4:40:56 PM

      The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrive at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, to meet his new grandson.

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 4:41:52 PM

      The Prince gave his reaction to the birth while in East Yorkshire, saying he was "thrilled and very excited" about the new baby.

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 4:44:34 PM

      The Prince of Wales steps out of a chauffeur driven limo outside the hospital

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 4:51:39 PM

      Gun salute celebrates the arrival of the royal baby

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 4:55:28 PM

      Charles and Camilla have left the hospital

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 4:57:13 PM
      The Prince of Wales described his grandson as "marvellous", adding "wait and see, you'll see in a minute", after visiting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their new baby in hospital.
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 5:04:27 PM

      The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their baby are expected to leave hospital later this evening, said Kensington Palace.

    • by Catherine Wylie via twitter edited by Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 5:05:23 PM
      Huge sense of excitement and anticipation outside the Lindo Wing. Feels great to be here!
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 5:09:53 PM
      Reports suggest William and Kate will be leaving the hospital in the next half an hour
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 5:15:52 PM



    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 5:18:29 PM

      The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, after meeting his new grandson.

    • by PAJohnFahey via twitter edited by Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 5:19:04 PM
      The Cambridges will leave in 30 mins according to sources
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