Kate Middleton Gives Birth, Welcomes Royal Baby Girl With Prince William
The (second) royal baby is here! Kate Middleton gave birth on Saturday, May 2, and this time it’s a GIRL! Mother and daughter, as well as Prince William and son George, are all said to be in great health. While the newborn’s name has not yet been disclosed, she will be known as the Princess of Cambridge.
Kensington Palace tweeted on Saturday, “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8:34am. The baby weighs 8lbs 3oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.” Kensington Palace added, “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
The joyous news comes nearly two years after Middleton and Prince William welcomed Prince George, who is third in line to the throne behind his father and grandfather, Prince Charles. Middleton and Prince William’s baby girl is now fourth in line, though likely to be considered a “spare heir,” much like Prince Harry is to older brother William.
Middleton’s second pregnancy was announced last September, earlier than the royal family would have liked, due to the Duchess again suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, an extreme form of morning sickness. Thankfully, despite a rocky first trimester that left Middleton unable to perform her duties, the rest of her pregnancy progressed without incident.
The new baby is the second grandchild for Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, as well as for Middleton’s parents, Michael and Carole. She is the fifth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Gossip Cop will have updates.