The Royal Baby: It’s a Boy! 7 Things to Know About the Future King!

Forget your guess that Kate Middleton and Prince William were having a baby girl named Alexandra. After a very long pregnancy (for us pop culture watchers), Kate has finally given birth to the future King of England. Yes, the royal baby is finally here.

The world had been waiting for the news all day on Monday, for the official word that the heir to the royal throne has been born. And on a balmy British evening, at around 8 o’clock at night, it was announced that Kate Middleton and Prince William are now proud parents to a baby boy.

So what do we know so far about the baby?

  • The Royal Baby! 1 of 8
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    What we know about the royal baby so far! Click through to see....

     

  • It’s a Boy! 2 of 8
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    After much speculation about whether it would be a girl or a boy, it turns out that the royal arrival is a boy! Which means he was born a Prince and is third in line for the throne.

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  • Weight 3 of 8
    The Royal Family participates in the annual tradition of Trooping the Colour, also known as 'The Queen's Birthday Parade,' in London

    The baby was born at 8 pounds and 6 ounces — a healthy-sized baby, which was bigger than some expected for a woman of Kate's size. The average baby weight born in England is 7 lbs 5 oz.

    There is talk that Kate had a natural childbirth since only about 30% of women in England have epidurals.

  • No Name Yet 4 of 8
    A fake Queen Elizabeth takes part in a stunt to promote Coral's Odds for Kate Middleton's baby name in London

    They royals have yet to release the name of the future King. Princess Diana and Prince Charles waited a week before announcing the name of Prince William, so they have a bit of time to play with. The "golden easel" at Buckingham Palace did not list a name.

  • Long Labor 5 of 8
    Police seen outside the Lindo Wing of St.Mary's hospital after the Duchess of Cambridge arrived going into a labour in London

    Kate Middleton was spotted checking into St. Mary's Hospital at about 6:30 a.m. and she gave birth at 4:24 p.m., making for a labor that was, at least, about 10 hours. However, she very well may have been going through labor before heading to the hospital.

  • The Queen 6 of 8
    The Royal Family participates in the annual tradition of Trooping the Colour, also known as 'The Queen's Birthday Parade,' in London

    The Queen is reportedly "delighted," with the news. But she may also be happy that she can now go on vacation.

     

  • Prince William Was There 7 of 8
    Prince William arrives for the official opening of 'Help for Heroes' at  Tedworth House recovery centre in Tidworth, England

    Prince William was in the delivery room with Catherine as she gave birth to the royal baby. There were also four doctors in attendance who signed the official document that has been placed in the court of Buckingham Palace.

  • How Are Mom and Baby Doing? 8 of 8
    An easel stands in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace to announce the birth of a baby boy, at 4.24pm of the 22nd of July to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in London

    The birth announcement said: "Her royal highness and her child are both doing well."

    Not much detail, but that they are both doing well is all that matters.

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