Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Royal baby is born: Kate gives birth to royal baby boy

LONDONIt's a boy for Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. 
The birth was announced via a formal press release issued by Kensington Palace, which stated that the duchess "was safely delivered of a son" at 4:24 p.m., local time, weighing 8 lbs., 6 oz. 
The royal baby is third in line to the English throne, after Prince Charles and Prince William, and would have gained this line of succession regardless of gender.
What's more, still-serving monarch Queen Elizabeth gains yet another royal accolade unique to her age by witnessing the birth of her great-grandchild in direct succession to the throne she occupies. 

Queen Victoria, seen below, was the last monarch to do so circa 120 years ago. 

A true sign of the times: Bookmakers across the globe are taking bets on the royal baby's name. 
    One such entity, Paddy Power, listed the female name Alexandra as the initial favorite (although this was prior to the baby's birth) with 3 to 1 odds. 

    Ladbrokes also has George as the top boy name, giving it 10 to 1 odds, with Alexander listed second at 20 to 1, Richard and Louis tied for third at 25 to 1 and Charles, Edward and David locked into a 
    three-way tie at 33 to 1.

    The Duke, 31, also revealed they had not yet decided what to call their son, saying: "We are still working on a name so we will have that as soon as we can."

    He added: "It's the first time we have seen him really so we are having a proper chance to catch up."
    Stay tuned for more news on the royal baby and the release of its name.

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