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It's A Boy !!!

Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:41 pm

It's a boy! Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and husband Prince William on Monday welcomed their first child.


As a nation and the world awaited news of a child who could one day sit on the British throne, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was experiencing a normal labor on Monday, Kensington Palace said.

The duchess and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital, his office at Clarence House announced at 7:37 a.m. Monday (2:37 a.m. ET.) Kensington Palace issued a progress report about 90 minutes later.

The hospital, next to Paddington Station in London, is where William and his brother Prince Harry were born.

The duchess' mother, Carole Middleton, was expected to be on hand at the hospital.

The baby's name will not be announced when its sex and birth weight are posted on a notice board at Buckingham Palace, a Kensington Palace spokesman said. A formal press release containing details of the birth will be issued shortly before the formal signed announcement leaves the hospital, on its way to Buckingham Palace.

The baby's name may be announced when the family leaves the hospital. Prince William's name was announced a few days after birth, his brother Harry's on departure from hospital.


Protocol dictates that the first to know about the arrival of the baby will be Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister David Cameron and the governors general of each of the Commonwealth nations -- along with the rest of the royal and Middleton families.

The queen returned to Buckingham Palace on Monday from Windsor Castle, another of her official residences. Crowds have been gathering outside the palace gates as news of the birth is awaited.

Meanwhile Monday, on a visit to the city of York, in northern England, Prince Charles was given a gift to pass on to his grandchild by a child among the crowd of well-wishers.

"I'll see what I can do," said Charles, adding that the baby "hasn't quite appeared yet."

British Prime Minister David Cameron sent his "best wishes," to the Duchess of Cambridge during her labor.

"The whole country is excited with them, so everyone is hoping for the best," he said.

Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Church of England, tweeted: "My thoughts and prayers are with Kate and the whole family on this enormously special day."

The baby will be third in line for the throne now occupied by the queen. Her son, Charles, will succeed her, followed by his son, William.

Thanks to a change agreed by the leaders of the Commonwealth countries in 2011 and passed into law this year, the baby's place in the order of succession will be the same regardless of sex.

Previously, boys automatically trumped female siblings. So a first-born daughter could be pushed out of line by a younger brother.

The British monarch is also head of state in 15 Commonwealth countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Belize and Jamaica -- so many people there will also be waiting for news of the birth of their future sovereign.

The royal birth is expected to be good for business. The UK-based Centre for Retail Research estimates retailers will sell $121 million worth of royal-related baby toys and souvenirs. Merchandise ranges from diaper covers and clothing to a "prince potty chair," which of course is in the shape of a throne.

On Twitter, at least seven topics related to the royal baby jumped to the top of the trending list in the United Kingdom Monday morning. And "Kate Middleton" was trending in the United States.

Many tweets were along the lines of the comment of Holly Thrift, who wrote, "The royal baby is coming! I am freaking out!"

The baby was the only topic on the radio talk show hosted by Vanessa Feltz on BBC London 94.9 on Monday morning.
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Re: It's A Boy !!! (Breaking News)

Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:06 pm

Very happy for William and Katherine. Wish them all the best!

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Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:23 pm

An overexcited reporter on Sky News was asking the public outside the hospital what they thought of the Duchess giving birth to a boy. Some comedian, live on TV, said "Delighted. I've heard the baby's black'!

Re: It's A Boy !!! (Breaking News)

Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:29 pm

I'm a boy, I'm a boy, but my mom won't admit it
I'm a boy, I'm a boy, if I say I am, I get it

- Pete Townshend, 1966

Re: It's A Boy !!! (Breaking News)

Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:33 pm

Because you're all I have , MY BOY...you are my life, my pride, my joy.......(oh never mind :roll: )

Re: It's A Boy !!! (Breaking News)

Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:44 am

I'll call them when I can, but please give William and Kate my best. Thanks.

Re: It's A Boy !!! (Breaking News)

Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:12 am

Great that everything went smoothly. So it will be three Kings in a row then (Charles, William, and the new arrival). I think most expected a girl for some reason.

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Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:10 am

TJ wrote:Great that everything went smoothly. So it will be three Kings in a row then (Charles, William, and the new arrival). I think most expected a girl for some reason.


I think they should bypass Charles. A guy who let escape Lady Di shouldn't be allowed to be a King.

Re: It's A Boy !!! (Breaking News)

Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:52 am

Congratulations to both of them. They are now experiencing one of life's greatest joys and blessing.

rlj

Re: It's A Boy !!! (Breaking News)

Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:43 am

Congratulations to the happy couple

Re: It's A Boy !!! (Breaking News)

Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:36 am

And another little mouth to feed...

Re: It's A Boy !!! (Breaking News)

Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:12 pm

Don't want to offend anybody but I can't hear it anymore. This baby only sh*ts in his diapers, too. :facep:

But it's a good thing Harry and Kate finally made it.

Re: It's A Boy !!! (Breaking News)

Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:25 pm

Congratulations to them all.

Re: It's A Boy !!! (Breaking News)

Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:10 pm

BREAKING NEWS: i don't give a sh*t

Re: It's A Boy !!!

Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:31 pm

Duke, Duchess and Baby are doing well......... :smt001


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Re: It's A Boy !!!

Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:57 pm

Congratulations to them both.....Diana would be proud of 'her boy'.

They've both turned out to be great pair of lads

Re: It's A Boy !!! (Breaking News)

Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:45 pm

luckyjackson1 wrote:Don't want to offend anybody but I can't hear it anymore. This baby only sh*ts in his diapers, too. :facep:

But it's a good thing Harry and Kate finally made it.



Somebody better tell William :facep:

Re: It's A Boy !!!

Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:53 pm

Now that's funny right there. That right there is funny. I don't care who you are, that is funny.

If you don't think that's funny, you need to get the hell out of here.

Re: It's A Boy !!!

Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:48 pm

At last, a UK publication that's put the whole thing into its proper perspective:

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Re: It's A Boy !!!

Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:31 pm

Garfield wrote:At last, a UK publication that's put the whole thing into its proper perspective:

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HA HA good one ::rocks

Re: It's A Boy !!!

Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:36 pm

Good luck to William and Kate.

All the publicity this has caused i don't think any blame should be fired at them, the press are like parasites.

Kay Burley was so excited on Sky News i thought she was having an orgasm. :roll:

It was a circus.

Re: It's A Boy !!!

Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:15 am

Bodie wrote:

Kay Burley was so excited i thought she was having an orgasm.



Any footage ?? :smt026

Re: It's A Boy !!! (Breaking News)

Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:43 pm

houndog wrote:
luckyjackson1 wrote:Don't want to offend anybody but I can't hear it anymore. This baby only sh*ts in his diapers, too. :facep:

But it's a good thing Harry and Kate finally made it.



Somebody better tell William :facep:

:facep: :oops:

See how much I care? :P

But Kate sure IS lovely! :smt007

And now she turned into a MILF.

Re: It's A Boy !!!

Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:54 pm

Bodie wrote:
Kay Burley was so excited on Sky News i thought she was having an orgasm. :roll:



That was nothing to do with the baby. Kay Burley had just heard that a third edit of That's The Way It Is was being released.

Re: It's A Boy !!!

Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:02 pm

poormadpeter wrote:
Bodie wrote:
Kay Burley was so excited on Sky News i thought she was having an orgasm. :roll:



That was nothing to do with the baby. Kay Burley had just heard that a third edit of That's The Way It Is was being released.


That's really funny :roll: