Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might need to reconfigure the seating chart at their upcoming wedding, thanks to the much-awaited arrival of the newest member of the royal family. On Monday, Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their third child, a boy. Kensington Palace announced the birth via Twitter, writing, "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well." And in a following tweet the palace noted that all the members of the immediate family and been notified of the newest member. "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," the message read.
Will and Kate, already parents to 4-year-old Prince George and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte, debuted their newest addition outside the (freshly painted) Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London, the same place both George and Charlotte were born.
Though mere hours old, the baby is already fifth in line to the throne — one spot ahead of Uncle Harry — but the new royal will remain behind his big sister Charlotte, a history-making move thanks to the Succession to the Crown Act of 2013. According to The Sun, the act ensured that Charlotte's claim to the throne would not be diminished by the sex of her younger sibling.
Though the new parents have yet to share the name of the newest royal, we can expect that reveal in the next few days; both George and Charlotte's names were announced within a week of their respective births. Until the reveal, however, wild speculation about the little Prince's name will undoubtedly continue. As of February, British bookies had placed the highest odds on a Princess Mary, Alice, or Victoria, in that order, or a Prince Albert or Arthur — though there's nothing stopping Will and Kate from borrowing a name from American royalty. Prince Chicago, perhaps?
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