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Kate Middleton Baby Born: Duchess Of Cambridge Gives Birth!

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 23, 2013


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Kate Middleton’s baby is finally here! Buckingham Palace confirms that the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy, the first child for her and Prince William.

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President Barack Obama issued a statement Monday on Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton giving birth to a baby boy, her first child with Prince William.

Obama’s statement read:

Michelle and I are so pleased to congratulate The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the joyous occasion of the birth of their first child. We wish them all the happiness and blessings parenthood brings. The child enters the world at a time of promise and opportunity for our two nations. Given the special relationship between us, the American people are pleased to join with the people of the United Kingdom as they celebrate the birth of the young prince

Earlier Monday, White House press secretary Jay Carney said the first family had been waiting with “anticipation” for news on the birth.

Middleton, who was admitted to the hospital on Monday morning, gave birth at 4:24 p.m. London time. The child weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, according to palace officials.

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Kate was admitted to St Mary’s Hospital on the morning of July 22. She and Prince William arrived via car through a secret side entrance.

The birth comes after an anxious waiting period. Beginning in early July, press and fans camped outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital waiting for the duchess to arrive on her speculative due date… only to be left waiting for days more.

The duchess’ pregnancy was announced in December 2012, following months of royal baby rumors perpetuated by the tabloids. The day of the announcement, Kate was admitted to the hospital for treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum. The illness, an acute form of morning sickness, was thought to be serious enough to affect her entire pregnancy, preventing her from making many public appearances.

But over the course of her second and third trimesters, Kate was as active as ever. Between engagements at schoolsmuseums and Buckingham Palace garden parties, Kate also made time to shopgo to Starbucks and walk her puppy in Hyde Park.

Now she’ll have to bring a stroller along! Stay tuned for more updates on the royal baby, and click over to our royal pregnancy page for more goodies.

With the whole world watching , July 22, 2013 was the day Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Without the whole world watching, thousands of other babies were born this day, too, and they are their parents’ whole worlds.

Check out tweets from the happy new moms and dads and see their adorable pics!

8:57 AM – Today

The Sun Reveals Clever Tuesday Cover With Official Royal Baby Proclamation

 Royal baby

8:40 AM – Today

Prince William Phoned Loved Ones To Share The Great News

8:36 AM – Today

CBS News Snubs Royal Baby Birth

Turns out not every media outlet is baby crazy: CBS did not interrupt regular programming to announce the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son.

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“My first thought, I have to say, was this is how brilliant a royal Kate is. There are women throughout British royal family history that have panicked over not being able to deliver a boy. And here we are — Kate did it first time.”

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CNN took coverage of the royal baby to a whole new level on Monday when one of its correspondents interviewed a woman who was in labor.

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“We wish them all the happiness and blessings parenthood brings,” President Obama said in a statement on Monday.

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St James palace reveals to The Telegraph that official photos of Prince William, Duchess Kate and the royal baby will be taken within the next few weeks and will be released to the media.

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As people around the world wait for news of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s baby boy, the priests and parishioners of Westminster Abbey, the Anglican church where the royal couple was married, are taking celebrations to another level.

Church bells will ring consecutively for three hours and fifteen minutes to observe the new arrival — and that’s only the beginning.

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When it comes to Prince William and his wife Kate’s new baby boy, choosing just one name won’t do. You need about three or four.

Just ask the father, William Arthur Philip Louis. Or the grandfather, Charles Philip Arthur George. Or the great-grandmother, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary.

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The day that royal watchers, the media and even President Obama has been waiting for since the pregnancy announcement has arrived. So what do all of our favorite stars have to say about Kate Middleton and Prince William’s little bundle of joy? See all of their reactions here.

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The Prince of Wales said this evening:

“Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy.

Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone’s life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future.”

Kate Middleton’s baby is finally here! Buckingham Palace confirms that the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy, the first child for her and Prince William.

Kate was admitted to St Mary’s Hospital on the morning of July 22. She and Prince William arrived via car through a secret side entrance.

The birth comes after an anxious waiting period. Beginning in early July, press and fans camped outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital waiting for the duchess to arrive on her speculative due date… only to be left waiting for days more.

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5:42 AM – Today

The Royal Baby Is HERE!

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Rumors have been swirling that Kate Middleton’s mother and sister will be in the hospital room with the duchess while she’s giving birth. However, Buckingham Palace has officially denied any reports of Pippa and Carole Middleton being present in the Lindo wing suite at St Mary’s Hospital.

“She very much wants just her husband to be there,” NBC News royal expert Camilla Tominey said Monday. “[There] are no plans for Duchess Kate’s mother and sister to join her in the delivery room.”

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Our trusty readers have been there, done that and have excellent advice to offer up. From the emotional (“Believe in yourself, you’ll know what’s best for your baby.”) to the practical (“It’s totally okay if you just wipe the pacifier on the side of your pants if it falls on the sidewalk.”), here is a round-up of the best tips for new parents.

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Spokesman Jay Carney says that President Barack Obama and his family, like many Americans, “wait with anticipation” for the birth of the British royal heir.

Carney tells reporters that the Obamas wish Prince William, his wife, Kate, and all of Britain well on the “pending momentous occasion.”

Carney isn’t commenting about what gift the Obamas plan to send the baby.

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The BBC’s Simon McCoy has been covering the royal labor from outside St Mary’s Hospital in London, but has taken his reports in a distinctly different direction from his colleagues: pure honesty.

Before tossing back to his BBC counterparts in the studio, McCoy signed off from his news report, saying, “Well, plenty more to come from here of course. None of it news because that will come from Buckingham Palace. But that won’t stop us.” Watch the video here.

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As royal baby-crazed as we may be, we admit there are a few others who are probably a bit more anxious than we are: Kate Middleton’s family. The royals and the Middletons must be beyond excited to meet wee baby Cambridge. So, how’s the gang waiting out her labor?

See the whereabouts of Pippa, Harry and the rest of the couple’s loved ones here.

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We aren’t the only ones excited about the littlest royal. Celebrities such as Joan Collins, Chrissy Teigen, Kelly Osbourne and Mel B. have all taken to their Twitter accounts in anticipation of the royal baby birth. But leave it up to reality star Spencer Pratt to sour the good news by reminding us not to “interrupt his #KUWTK feed.” (Yes, Spencer Pratt is apparently still around.)

See all of the famous Twitter reactions here.

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Lucinda Croft, whose mother designed Prince William’s nursery in 1982, has designed a suite at London’s Grosvenor House inspired by the royal couple.

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2:18 AM – Today

How Long Does Labor Take, Anyway?

First labors usually take a while. According to the Mayo Clinic, first-time moms are usually in early labor for six to 12 hours and active labor for up to another eight. Plus, recent research from the National Institutes of Health, moms take significantly longer to give birth today than they did 50 years ago. Altogether, as Laura E. Riley, the medical director of labor and delivery at Massachusetts General Hospital and the author of You and Your Baby: Pregnancy, told USA Today this morning, it takes about 12 to 24 hours for first babies to show up.

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