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Kate Middleton Gives Birth to A Baby Boy After a Short Labor

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge (née Kate Middleton) and Prince William welcomed their third child, a son today.

Kensington Palace confirmed the baby was born in the early hours of the morning,

The news came not long after it announced that the Duchess had gone into early labor.

She labored for about 7 hours which is relatively short but not atypical because she labored for 12 hours with Princess Charlotte and only 3 or so with Prince George.

“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz,” Kensington Palace announced on Twitter. “The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”

The baby, who was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, the same place his big brother Prince George of Cambridge, 4, and sister Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, 2, were born.

“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 new,” Kensington Palace further announced.

The baby automatically becomes fifth in line to the British throne, behind his granddad Prince Charles, father William and Prince George, and Princess Charlotte.

The baby leapfrogs his uncle Prince Harry in the succession.

The child’s name is set to be announced soon.

The baby birth’s comes just a few weeks ahead of Princess Charlotte’s third birthday, which is on May 2, and a few months ahead of Prince George’s fifth birthday, which is on July 22.

These Were the Top 14 Most Anticipated Celebrity Births of All Time

We can safely say that if and when Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcome their first child, the occasion will be included in the short list of anticipated babies of all time which include the other Hollywood actress to welcome a child with a Prince.

1 Grace Kelly, a Hollywood legend, captivated the nation after she married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, to become princess consort of Monaco, and the world watched closely as they started a family. On April 19, 1958,  presented her newborn son Albert to residents of the principality on April 19, 1958, from the balcony of the palace, along with their daughter Caroline.

2. Before then, over in the states comedienne Lucille Ball and husband Desi Arnaz‘s son, Desi Jr, born on January 19, 1953, was most anticipated. That baby was the first to grace the cover of TV Guide in April 1953 with cover headline, “Lucy’s $50,000,000 baby.”

3. Then came the big Camelot birth on November 25, 1960 of little John F. Kennedy Jr., the son of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, born just 6 weeks after his dad became president.

4. It will take a few more decades for there to be a baby to capture so much attention. This one was anticipated worldwide. Prince William, the first born child to Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Wales joined the world on June 21, 1982.

5. The next big Hollywood baby was Lourdes “Lola” Leon born Oct. 14, 1996 to mom Madonna and her then  boyfriend and personal trainer, Carlos Leon.

6. The year 2006 was big for the birth of two celebrity baby girls of two popular actors: The April 18, 2006 birth of Suri Cruise, daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes; and

7. A month later, in May 27, 2006 of Shiloh Pitt, the daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

8.  Two years later came the first major celebrated twins: the son and daughter of singer Jennifer Lopez  and  Marc Anthony on  born Feb. 22, 2008, when Max and Emme came into the world.

9. Also that year, fans of Nicole Kidman were happy to see her end her openly discussed fertility quest with a baby when her first daughter, Sunday Rose, with husband Keith Urban was born  in July  2008.

10. Then there was the first baby girl after a couple of boys for Victoria Beckham and David Beckham who welcomed their first daughter, Harper Seven on July 9, 2011.

11. A year later  came Queen Bey, Beyonce and Jay Z‘s, much anticipated arrival, Blue Ivy Carter born on January 7, 2012, after her mom had already experienced at least one miscarriage.

12.  Later that year,  another woman who openly talked about her struggles to get pregnant was Mariah Carey who, along with her then husband Nick Cannon greeted twins, Monroe and Moroccan, on April 30, 2012.

13. A year later, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their first child, daughter, North, on June 15, 2013.

14. The last big anticipated birth was Beyonce’s twins Suri and Rumi Carter on June 14, 2017.

Dads Let Loose: Prince William Skipped Royal Duties to Chill With His Boys in Switzerland

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Dads get to let their hair down too!

Prince William is such a dad who decide to do just that recently. The British Royal and Duchess Catherine nee Kate Middleton’s hubby opted to skip the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey, one of the big to-dos on the royal calendar recently. Instead,  he hit the slopes with his boys in Verbier, Switzerland.

During the weekend’s raucous activities, one club goer captured the eldest son of the late Princess Diana and Prince Charles cutting loose on the dance floor and doing what looks like an awkward dad dance but he looks so cute doing it! Of course, the sleuths at TMZ.com got their mitts on it and broadcast it widely.

The palace isn’t happy with the tabloid fodder and William needs to confiscate mobile phones at clubs and parties when he cuts loose to avoid this but we love it!

Kate Middleton gives birth to a Girl!

It’s a girl!!
Duchess Catherine and Prince William welcomed their second child this morning at Saint Mary’s Hospital, a bouncing baby girl, Kensington Palace announced. 
Now Royal Baby number 2 watchers can catch some sleep after waiting on baited breathe to discover whether the royal couple’s 21-month old son, Prince George would be a big brother to a girl or boy. 
The new baby bounces ahead in line in succession to the throne ahead of her uncle Prince Harry! She follows her grandfather Prince Charles, dad and brother.
The former Kate Middleton reportedly wil be taking a longer maternity leave from her Royal duties to be with both babies. William will take two weeks leave from his job as a military emergency helicopter pilot. 
Congrats!