• Duchess Kate welcomes her third baby with Prince William!

    Kate Middleton has given birth to her third child with Prince William. The happy news was announced by Kensington Palace on Twitter at 1pm on Monday 23 April. The official statement read: "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." A second tweet read: "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed

  • Kate and William proudly introduce their baby boy to the world: first photos

    It was the moment the world had been waiting for. Shortly before 6pm on 21 April, Kate Middleton and Prince William emerged from the front door of the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital to introduce their newborn baby boy to the world. Kate, wearing a red Jenny Packham dress, looked blissfully happy as she cradled her tiny son in her arms, while beaming William stood with a protective arm around his wife. The baby Prince, who was wrapped up in a white blanket, was awake throughout the photocall, but completely unaware of the global excitement surrounding his birth.

  • Royal baby: Best pictures of Prince William and Kate's exciting day

  • Royal baby born: World celebrates arrival of newborn baby boy

    People in the UK and around the world have reacted to the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have welcomed their third child, who is now fifth in line to the British throne. The happy news was announced by Kensington Palace on Twitter at 1pm on Monday 23 April. Just moments later, the self-proclaimed Royalist Town Crier announced the birth of the baby Prince on the steps of the Lindo Wing, marking the moment by saying "God save the Queen". He drew cheers from the crowd of royal watchers outside the hospital. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

  • Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive to meet their new baby brother

    Prince George and Princess Charlotte have arrived to meet their newborn baby brother for the very first time. The royal siblings arrived at the Lindo Wing from Kensington Palace on Monday afternoon, brought to the hospital by their dad Prince William, less than six hours after the birth. George appeared a little shy as he emerged from the car, but his sister Charlotte confidently waved for the waiting press, turning and smiling for the cameras as they walked up the steps to see mum Kate Middleton and the new addition to their family. George, four, looked smart in his

  • Princess Charlotte makes history after birth of royal baby!

    At just two years old, Princess Charlotte has made history! Prince William and Kate's little girl has become the first female royal to benefit from the change of succession law, which states that girls will not be overtaken by any future younger brothers. This means that Charlotte remains fourth-in-line to the throne, while her younger brother, whose name will be announced in due course, will be fifth-in-line. This is the first time that a girl has kept her rank rather than drop a place to her younger brother. The UK succession laws were updated ahead of Prince George's birth in 2013 to

  • David Walliams and other celebrities congratulate Kate Middleton & Prince William on the birth of baby boy

    Paddy McGuinness, Theresa May and David Walliams were among the famous faces who congratulated the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge following the arrival of the royal baby on Monday. The celebrities took to social media to celebrate the news that Prince William and Kate had welcomed their third child together – a baby boy. Paddy McGuinness was one of the first to comment on the news, writing on Twitter: "Congratulations!!! Welcome to the world little fella", while David Walliams speculated on what the couple may have called their son, tweeting: "BREAKING NEWS: New #royalbaby name is 'Kanye.'" Coronation Street recommended a name

  • Royal baby to celebrate birthday on same day as fellow royal cousin - find out who!

    The third royal baby is on the way! Kensington Palace confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge went into labour in the early hours of Monday April 23, which also happens to be the birthday of Lady Gabriella Windsor, the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. The royal, who is turning 37 and was also born in St. Mary's Hospital, and will be the new baby's third cousin. The day also marks St. George's Day, England's national day celebrates the patron saint, who is known by legend as being a Roman army soldier who slayed a dragon, on the anniversary

  • Royal baby: Watch LIVE updates from the Lindo Wing

    All eyes are on the Lindo Wing as the world awaits the news that Prince William and Kate have welcomed their third child together. The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, on Monday morning, with a statement released via Kensington Palace announcing: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London earlier this morning in the early stages of labour. The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge." Keep an eye on our live stream from

  • Why Prince William and Kate Middleton always delay their royal baby's birth announcement

    When Prince William and Kate welcomed their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the couple were able to enjoy the news for a few hours before announcing it to the world. They celebrated in private at the Lindo Wing in St Mary's Hospital, with William making the all-important calls to their closest family members. The Duke and Duchess tend to wait a few hours before making the official announcement, to allow them time to celebrate the birth in private and to tell their family. Kate gave birth to her son Prince George at 4:24pm on Monday 22 July 2013, but

  • What title will the royal baby be given?

    The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital on Monday after going into labour, leaving us waiting to welcome the new royal baby! The newborn baby will be given a royal title, just like their big brother and sister, bit what will it be? According to Town and Country, Prince William and Kate's third child will share the same title as Prince George and Princess Charlotte, depending on their gender, and will either be His Royal Highness of the United Kingdom and Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or Her Royal Highness Princess of the United Kingdom of

  • Tatiana Santo Domingo gives birth to baby boy - find out which special name they've chosen

    Huge congratulations to Monaco's royal family! Princess Caroline's son, Andrea Casiraghi, and his wife, Tatiana Santo Domingo, have become parents for a third time. HELLO!'s sister publication HOLA! has confirmed that the new baby, who joins siblings Sacha and India, is a little boy named Max Rainier. The name of the couple's third child seems to be a fitting tribute to Princess Caroline's dad, Prince Rainier III, whose full name was Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi. Tatiana, 34, spent the last few weeks of her pregnancy focusing on her ethical fashion label, Muzungu Sisters. In her last trimester

  • Prince William starts paternity leave as Duchess Kate prepares to welcome third baby

    With the third royal baby on its way, the Duke of Cambridge has officially started his paternity leave. William, 35, was by his wife Kate's side as she was admitted to the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in the early hours of Monday morning. The timing appears to be perfect, given that the Prince has no scheduled engagements for the rest of the week. His last appearance was on Saturday evening where he joined other members of the royal family to celebrate the Queen's 92nd birthday. Prince William has started his paternity leave It is not yet known how much

  • A closer look at the tradition of royal children meeting their baby siblings in hospital

    Prince George and Princess Charlotte are expected to follow in tradition and pay a visit to the hospital to meet their new baby brother or sister after the birth. Royal children usually make the visit a few hours after the arrival; when Charlotte was born in May 2015, her big brother George was picked up from home at Kensington Palace and brought to the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital. George, who was 21 months old at the time, looked slightly nervous as he arrived at the private hospital. The youngster, who matched his dad in blue, gave the crowds

  • The Duchess of Cornwall reveals she loves to 'spoil' her granchildren

    Just days before Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed their third baby, Prince Charles' wife, the Duchess of Cornwall opened up about being a grandmother for a new documentary, The Real Camilla: HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, which airs on ITV on Monday night. Camilla calls being a grandmother "wonderful" in the programme, set to air on the same day that William and Kate welcomed their newborn. "Yes, I'd recommend it to everybody," she enthuses. "It's very nice because you haven't got the full responsibility. You can give them a wonderful time, spoil them, give them all the things

  • How Holly Willoughby guessed the gender of Prince William and Kate Middleton's baby

    While the UK watches and waits to welcome the new royal baby, and find out whether it is a boy or a girl – it looks like Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield already know, thanks to a psychic banana! The pair guessed the gender of the baby on This Morning by cutting into the banana, which allegedly can tell the future. The breakfast show's official Twitter account shared a gif of Holly slicing into the banana, writing: "According to the psychic banana, it's a boy!" This isn't the first time Phil and Holly have used the banana, as they previously

  • Duchess Kate's stylist Natasha Archer leaves the Lindo Wing hours after royal was admitted

    The Duchess of Cambridge's stylist Natasha Archer has been pictured leaving the exclusive Lindo Wing, where the royal has been admitted ahead of the birth of her third baby. In pictures obtained by MailOnline, Natasha - who is married to Getty's royal photographer Chris Jackson - was seen exiting St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington just after 10am - a mere four hours after Kate arrived in the early stages of labour. The world's media has already gathered outside the maternity facility, in order to catch the first glimpse of the new arrival. Natasha Archer has worked for the royals since

  • It's a boy! Bookies' favourite for royal baby names revealed

    Following the joyful news that Prince William and Kate have welcomed a baby boy, punters around the UK are placing bets on what their third child will be called. Betfair's latest odds show that Arthur is the favourite, with odds standing at 3/1. Thomas, Albert and Philip are also front-runners, with odds standing at 7/2 each. Other possible names include James at 11/2, Edward and Henry at 8/1, and Jack at 10/1. Earlier this month, Prince William joked that he would have to name his third child after Aston Villa football player, Jack Grealish; William is a big Villa fan. Odds on Frederick,

  • What will the royal baby be called? An A to Z of royal baby names for boys

    Having trouble deciding on a name for your future son or daughter? With the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third royal baby, we have searched far and wide for the best royal-inspired baby boy names. HELLO! lists some possible royal baby names, including their meaning and historic significance, from A to Z. A: ALEXANDER, Defender of the people. The feminine version, Alexandra, is the Queen's middle name, and it's believed William and Kate gave their son this middle name in tribute to her. B: BRICE, From the town of Bruis. This is the family name of famed Scottish

  • William and Kate's baby Prince is already breaking records! Find out how

    Prince William and Kate's newborn baby son is already breaking records! The little Prince, who was born at the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital at 11.01 on the morning of 23 April, is officially Kate's heaviest baby to date. The new Prince of Cambridge weighed in at 8lbs, 7oz – heavier than both his older siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. George weighed 8lbs, 6oz when he arrived into the world on 22 July 2013, while younger sister Charlotte weighed slightly less, 8lbs 3oz, at the time of her birth on 2 May 2015. The average weight of

  • Royal baby update: Prince William leaves hospital to pick up Prince George and Princess Charlotte

    Beaming from ear-to-ear, Prince William had plenty of reason to smile as he left the Lindo Wing on Monday afternoon, just hours after his wife Kate gave birth. The doting dad emerged to cheers and applause and told crowds that he would be "back in a minute" as he headed home to Kensington Palace to fetch his four-year-old son Prince George and two-year-old daughter Princess Charlotte. George had attended school at Thomas's Battersea as normal that day, while Charlotte was at home with her nanny. William made the quick seven-minute drive to the palace and is due to return with his youngsters, who are

  • A look at the meaning behind Prince George's full name

    Following the happy news of the safe arrival of the third royal baby - a second son for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - the world is now waiting to find out what the newborn Prince will be called. The name will have been carefully considered, just like it was with the arrival of Prince George, the couple's first royal baby, who was born on 22 July 2013. The name George has echoes throughout royal history; William and Kate's own son will eventually be the nation's seventh King George, with the Queen’s much-loved father, King George VI, being the last to wear the crown, while his

  • The royal baby's birth has had a big impact on Prince Andrew – and here's why

    The arrival of the third royal baby has meant something very significant for Prince Andrew, who until Monday was the sixth in line to the throne. Andrew, 58, will now be free to marry whoever he wants without getting permission from the Queen as his position falls to seventh-in-line. This is because the Royal Marriages Act 1772 currently states that the first six people in line of succession are required to abide by its rules, meaning that they can't marry without the consent of the reigning monarch. In recent times both Prince William and Prince Harry had to ask

  • Princess Charlotte steals the show as she arrives to meet new little brother

    Princess Charlotte was every inch the proud big sister as she arrived at the Lindo Wing to meet her newborn baby brother for the first time. Accompanied by her father Prince William and older brother Prince George, the two-year-old royal appeared to be in great spirits as she waved at the crowd outside St Mary's Hospital in Paddington. Just hours earlier, Kensington palace confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to a 8lb 7oz baby boy at 11.01am on St George's Day. Princess Charlotte seen waving outside the Lindo Wing in Paddington The appearance marked Charlotte's first public appearance

  • The Queen goes horse riding as Kate Middleton gives birth to baby boy

    While the Duchess of Cambridge was preparing to welcome her third child on Monday morning, the Queen was at her country residence in Windsor enjoying a horse riding session. Her Majesty, who celebrated her 92nd birthday over the weekend, was pictured riding in the grounds of Windsor Castle with her head groom, Terry Pendry. The monarch wrapped up in a silk headscarf and beige coat and looked to be in high spirits during the outing. Her Majesty was the first person to be told about the arrival of her sixth great-grandchild – a bouncing baby boy who was born at

  • Kate reveals worries for baby son during his first ever appearance

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge proudly stood outside the Lindo Wing on Monday 23 April to introduce their new baby boy to the world, and both parents showed off their protective sides as they stood in front of the awaiting press. Kate was heard saying to William that she was worried that the Prince – who was wrapped up in a blanket - was getting cold as they went back inside the hospital, while William told reporters that he was "delighted" and "very happy", although he has "thrice the worry now". The dad-of-three added: "We didn’t keep you

  • Kate and William show rare public display of affection following baby son's arrival

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge couldn’t have been happier as they greeted the awaiting press outside the Lindo Wing on Monday 23 April to introduce the world to their new baby son. And in doing so, the proud parents showed a rare public display of affection, holding hands as they left the hospital, while William lovingly wrapped his arms around his wife as they posed for photographs with the new Prince. Both beaming and in good spirits, William joked to reporters that he now had "thrice the worry", adding: "We didn’t keep you waiting as long this time." Kate and

  • The Queen's great-grandchildren: A who's who of the youngest members of the British royal family

    Everything you need to know about the Queen's great-granchildren – the British Royal Family's youngest kids, who are the children of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall, and Peter Phillips and Autumn

  • Queen Elizabeth is 'delighted' as Prince William and Kate Middleton welcome their little Prince

    Prince William and Kate Middleton now have a party of five – and Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family are "delighted"! The royal couple welcomed their third child, a baby boy, on the morning of April 23, with Kensington Palace announcing: "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." Like the newborn's older siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, William and Kate's third baby was born at

  • Duchess Camilla talks about being a grandmother: I love to 'spoil them and then give them back again'

    As her stepdaughter-in-law Kate Middleton welcomes baby number three with husband Prince William, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall has spoken of the joys of grandparenthood in a new British documentary, The Real Camilla: HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. She calls being a grandmother "wonderful" in the biography, set to air in the UK on Monday night. "Yes, I’d recommend it to everybody," she enthuses. "It’s very nice because you haven’t got the full responsibility. You can give them a wonderful time, spoil them, give them all the things their parents won’t allow them to have and then give

  • The royal baby arrives: Watch the Lindo Wing live

    This is not a drill! Fans and press waiting outside of the Lindo Wing at London's St Mary's Hospital don't have long to wait now! Kensington Palace has confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to the hospital – and you can watch the Lindo Wing live as we await the birth and the baby's royal debut. The world has been waiting for the big news ever ever since barriers were set up outside of the luxury hospital wing on April 9. And finally, on Monday morning April 21, the official Kensington Palace Twitter account announced the