Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their second child a few hours ago, according to media reports and the palace's official Twitter.
The couple's Heir arrived in 2013. Now the Spare is here as well ...
... and it's a GIRL!!
Kensington Palace has announced the arrival of the fourth in line for the throne, after Prince Charles, William and Prince George, 21 months.
The royal Twitter (so hip) shared the following updates Saturday:
- Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34 a.m.
- The baby weighs 8 lbs 3 oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.
- The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry & members of both families have been informed
- Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.
With Kate Middleton in labor, she and William left George with nanny Maria Borrallo and headed to the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's hospital.
That was around 6 a.m. Royal Baby #2 didn't waste any time, did she?
Per royal protocol, an official birth announcement will be posted with the full details on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace soon.
In the meantime ... the palace just posted this on Twitter (so hip):
It's expected that close relatives, like Kate's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, and William's father Prince Charles will visit the hospital.
Following the celebratory formalities, the parents are expected to take their baby home to Kensington Palace, where Queen Elizabeth may visit.
Great grandmother Elizabeth, 89, has been monarch for 61 years!
Royal fans assembling outside the hospital are no doubt pining for a mini press conference just like the one William and Kate held to debut George.
The birth follows weeks of building royal baby fever, and is no doubt a relief to the 33-year-old Duchess, who was six days past her due date.
Now that the gender is known, the name should follow in the coming days; Kate Middleton baby name bets seem to think Alice is the pick.
Whatever they name her, CONGRATULATIONS!