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?
Related: 17 of Kate Middleton’s Best Hair Moments Over the Years
17 of Kate Middleton’s Best Hair Moments Over The Years
At the Charities Forum Event in London, Middleton unveils an even shorter version of her tousled lob paired with natural hint of blush on the cheekbones.
The Duchess of Cambridge debuted her newly chopped locks in her signature curls as she attends the first round on the opening day of Wimbledon 2017.
Attending the Chelsea Flower Show press day in London in 2016, Middleton kept her hair in a tousled half up do.
Wearing her hair in her signature blown out curls with a playful, braided headband, Middleton visits the Haida Heritage Centre in Canada in 2016.
Attending a Christmas Day church service in King’s Lynn, England, in 2015, Middleton wore her hair in a low bun with a soft smoky eye.
Wearing her hair in a tousled high pony, Middleton attended the WW1 commemorative and Flying Day at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in New Zealand in 2014.
Visiting the Christchurch City Council Buildings in New Zealand in 2014, Middleton wore her hair in a effortlessly tousled half do with a hint of blush on the cheeks.
Attending the naming ceremony for the new Princess Cruises ship ‘Royal Princess’ in 2013, Middleton paired her tousled half up do with a chic black hat.
Looking stunning at the official launch party for Team GB and Paralympics GB for the London 2012 Games, Kate Middleton’s hairstyle pairs beautifully with her dark smoky eye.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore her hair in natural waves while visiting the Tuvanipupu Island on their Diamond Jubilee tour in 2012.
Arriving at the St. Andrew’s School in Berkshire, England, in 2012, Middleton wore her brunette curls with side swept bangs and a nude lip.
The Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant on her wedding day in 2011 wearing her hair in an elegant half up do with a hint of blush on the cheekbones.
Celebrating her royal engagement to Prince William in 2010, Middleton wore her shiny, polished locks in soft curls with luminous skin.
Wearing her brunette curls side-parted with a soft smoky eye, Middleton looked all done up at the wedding of Lady Rose Windsor and George Gilman in 2008.
At the Cheltenham Festival in Gloucestershire in 2007, Middleton kept her look simple, wearing her tousled waves under a black beret.
Attending the wedding of Laura Parker-Bowles and Harry Lope in 2006, Kate Middleton wore her brown hair in soft curls with a natural lip color.
Kate Middleton at the premiere of ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ in London, England, November 2016