In November 2017, His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, or more commonly known as Prince Harry, announced his engagement to American actress Meghan Markle. The wedding is reported to take place on May and will be at the St. George Chapel, Windsor. This news was such as surprise to everyone because the last time there was a royal wedding in the U.K. was when Prince William married Kate Middleton.
However, this wasn’t the only thing that the people have been waiting for, since a new heir to the throne was set to make an appearance just a couple of weeks before the royal wedding, and he did. The entire Great Britain and even the world, had their eyes on the British Royal Family when the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a prince last week, continue reading to find out more.
Duchess Kate gave birth to a new prince
The New Prince Of United Kingdom Is Born
For a few weeks, the media from different parts of the were all set to have a coverage on the birth of the new heir to the throne. The official Twitter of Kensington Palace announced on April 23rd that Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge was in labor and just a few hours after that tweet, another one came and this time, it was the announcement of the birth of the new prince.
The entire kingdom was overjoyed with the birth of the prince, however, this was considered to be as exciting as the first two. The very first time was the most special one because a new would be king was born, who happens to be Prince George, and the second time it was a would-be queen, in the person of Princess Charlotte who is now 2-years-old.
The traditional way of announcing the birth of an heir to the throne was done by displaying and easel that contains the information and the confirmation of the birth right in front of the Buckingham Palace, where hundreds of people and the members of the media were waiting for. A town crier also announced the birth right in front of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital where the Duchess gave birth. The newborn prince weighs 8lbs 7oz and both the Duchess and her son are doing very fine based on the tweet from the Kensington Palace.
Welcome to the family. pic.twitter.com/nKSd5kh5bZ
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 23, 2018
Of course, the people are waiting to get a glimpse of the newborn prince. However, before the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge show the world their new bundle of joy into the world, their families must be the first to see them.
The Duchess’ parents were seen arriving and leaving the hospital and when Prince William came out and drove off for a few minutes, everyone knew that once he comes back, he wouldn’t be alone. And the people weren’t disappointed, because with him are 4-year-old Prince George and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte.
Before going into the Lindo Wing to see their mother and newborn baby brother, Prince William told his children to say hi and wave to the members of the media and the people, the young prince was a little timid, but it was the young princess who stole the hearts of them all, especially when she turned and waved goodbye to the people before entering.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 23, 2018
Before the time strikes at six o’clock in the evening, the world was graced with the presence of the newborn prince being carried by his mother with a support from his father. The Duchess, who gave birth just seven hours before that moment looked absolutely stunning in her red dress with a huge smile on her face as she waved and carefully carry her newborn. It didn’t take long for them to leave the hospital and go home. Just a few days after the birth, the Windsors and the Duchess’ siblings have visited the newborn prince.
Prince William brings Prince George and Princess Charlotte to see their newborn brother
Titles, Names, and Line On The Thrones
It usually takes a few days for the name of the newborn prince to be announced, and that is exactly what happened. Before the week ended, it was announced that the newborn prince will be called Louis Arthur Charles and will have the title His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge. According to sources, it would be pronounced the French way rather than the American way.
The name is actually very significant in the family since it is both Prince William and Prince George’s middle names. Prince Louis would be the fifth in line to assume the throne, and for the very first time in royal history, his older sister, Princess Charlotte, wouldn’t be preceded by him.