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 5:22:20 PM
      What will the baby look like? Will the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tell us their son's name? It's not long until we find out.
    • by PAJohnFahey via twitter edited by Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 5:24:48 PM
      They will pose for pics, take a few questions then go back inside for a few minutes
    • by PAJohnFahey via twitter edited by Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 5:25:02 PM
      A car seat will be assembled, the vehicle driven round and the little chap placed inside before the trio leave
    • by Catherine Wylie via twitter edited by Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 5:25:25 PM
      Kate and William's new baby son will be introduced to the world very soon...
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 5:28:58 PM

      A statement from Kensington Palace reads: "Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge will be discharged this evening from St Mary's Hospital, Paddington.

      "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son will travel home to Kensington Palace.

      "Their Royal Highnesses would like to reiterate their thanks to the hospital for the care and treatment they have all received."

    • by PAJohnFahey via twitter edited by Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 5:31:15 PM
      No names on the new baby tonight according to aides. No set time frame...
    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 5:31:44 PM



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    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 5:52:33 PM

      The Queen has said she is "thrilled" at the arrival of her great-grandson, according to a guest at a Buckingham Palace reception tonight.

    • Matt Gibson, Press Association 7/23/2013 5:56:38 PM


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    • Anush Elbakyan, Video producer 7/23/2013 6:00:32 PM
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    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:07:32 PM

      The crowd gets every vantage point as they wait for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to leave the Lindo Wing

    • by ellenbranagh_PA via twitter edited by Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:08:05 PM
    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:10:53 PM
      Kate's sister Pippa Middleton drove into Kensington Palace just after 7pm, accompanied by her boyfriend, Nico Jackson.
    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:14:14 PM

      The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have emerged on the steps of the Lindo Wing with their newborn son.

    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:15:30 PM
      "He's a big boy, he's quite heavy. We're still working on a name", William says.
    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:16:14 PM
      He joked: "He's got quite a good pair of lungs on him already."
    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:17:15 PM
      Kate carried the little boy out in her arms and then handed him over to her husband as they approached the media.
    • by ellenbranagh_PA via twitter edited by Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:17:28 PM
      Kate says it's "very emotional"
    • by ellenbranagh_PA via twitter edited by Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:17:52 PM
      William: "he's got her looks thankfully"
    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:19:27 PM
      The Duchess said it was "a special time for any parent".
    • by Alex Diaz via twitter edited by Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:20:41 PM
      William and Kate "still working on a name" for #royalbaby "We'll have that as soon as we can," says William
    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:21:48 PM

      The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge have left the hospital by car with their baby son.

    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:22:36 PM
      William drove the car himself, while Kate sat in the back with the baby.
    • The Duchess of Cambridge: "It was very emotional, it is such a special time". #RoyalBabyBoy
    • by Alex Diaz via twitter edited by Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:24:24 PM
      Asked about #royalbaby's hair, Prince William joked the baby has "way more than me, thank God"
    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:26:13 PM

      The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, with their newborn son

    • by JamesEdgarPA via twitter edited by Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:26:44 PM
      Police shut off the entrance to Kensington Palace from Ken Palace Gdns. Around 25-30 people gathered to get a glimpse of the family
    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:28:25 PM

      William and Kate present their baby boy to the media

    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:30:42 PM

      The safe hands of the Duchess of Cambridge with her son

    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:33:35 PM

      William and Kate have begun their new lives as parents, cradling their baby prince and posing for pictures on the steps of the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London.

    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:34:31 PM

      The Duchess held her son first and the couple looked relaxed and smiled broadly as the world's media captured the moment.

    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:35:52 PM

      The picture brings back memories of Prince William's birth 31 years ago,when he was brought out onto the steps of the Lindo Wing by Diana, Princess of Wales, and Prince Charles.

    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:36:40 PM
      William later held his son and walked forward with his wife to answer a few questions, saying: "It's the first time we have seen him really so we are having a proper chance to catch up."
    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:38:12 PM

      The Duchess, who still had a bump under her summer dress, said: "It's very emotional, it's such a special time. I think any parent will know what this feeling feels like." Her husband agreed: "It's very special."

    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:38:48 PM
      William added: "I'll remind him of his tardiness when he's a bit older. I know how long you've all been standing here so hopefully the hospital and you guys can all go back to normal now and we can go and look after him."
    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:40:01 PM

      A crowd of well-wishers who were gathered at the entrance to Kensington Palace cheered as the Duke and Duchess arrived home with their baby.

    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:41:05 PM

      William smiled from behind the wheel and Kate, who was sitting on the back seat, waved with her son next to her in a baby seat.

    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:43:03 PM
      Speaking outside hospital, William said: "He's got her looks, thankfully," while Kate replied: "No, no, I'm not sure about that."
    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:43:58 PM

      Joking about his apparent lack of hair the Duke said about his son: "He's got way more than me, thank God."

    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:44:38 PM
      The couple's good humour continued during their brief questioning from the press with Kate revealing that her husband was a hands on dad.
    • Verena Vogt, Press Association 7/23/2013 6:45:50 PM

      Asked about changing nappies William said: "We've done that already," and Kate said "he's done his first nappy already".

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