A new royal baby has arrived! Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their child just a few hours ago, and she is simply beautiful.
Just kidding. It's a boy!!
The new addition to the family, whose name has not yet been revealed, arrived Monday morning, Kensington Palace officially announced.
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101 hrs,” the statement palace said.
It's another big one, the palace adds: “The baby weighs 8 lbs 7 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 and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news."
“Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
Per royal protocol, an official announcement will soon be posted with full details on an easel in front of Buckingham Palace.
The newest member of the British royal family was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, just like his two older siblings.
He joins Prince George, 4, who turns 5 in July and Princess Charlotte, 2 who will turn 3 in just a few weeks on May 2.
Reports of Kate Middleton in labor began to circulate this morning after she was admitted to the hospital around 6 a.m.
Just a few hours later, the child arrived!
It’s expected that Kate’s parents, Carole and Mike Middleton, and William’s father Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, will visit soon.
Before long, barring any health complications, the couple is expected to take their baby home to nearby Kensington Palace.
At that point, Her Royal Majesty herself (and the baby's great-grandmother) Queen Elizabeth is expected to visit the infant.
Meanwhile, royal fans have already gathered outside the hospital in hopes of another mini-press conference like we've seen in the past.
When William and Kate debuted George and Charlotte, they briefly held court for fans and media before heading home.
Kate Middleton once again battled acute morning sickness, also known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum, during her first trimester.
Having suffered through that with her first two pregnancies as well, she was an old pro at this point, handling it like a champ.
She soon returned to her royal duties, and we soon resumed our usual duties of wondering about the baby's name and gender.
As usual, Kate Middleton's baby name and gender were not revealed despite the massive public interest in this information.
William did drop a pretty big hint, however.
The royal baby is now fifth in the line of succession after Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Thanks to a recent change in policy, Charlotte will not lose her spot to her new baby brother just because of his male gender.
Prince Harry just got knocked down a peg, though. Again.
Once third behind only Charles and William, Harry's probably even more disappointed than Meghan Markle is this morning.
After all, no one's going to be talking about their lame wedding when Kate just welcomed a beautiful new bundle of joy, right?
Just kidding. We made all of that up.
The baby’s arrival does come at an exciting time, though, just weeks before Harry and Meghan are set to tie the knot.
Looks like they had better add another place setting for the reception at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, right?!
As for whether Middleton will have a fourth child, she's only 36, and is obviously a pro's pro at this, so you never know.
Congrats to the whole family!!!!