A royal birth certificate was just filled out in London! Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their third child (and second son) on the morning of Monday, April 23 at St. Mary's Hospital. But how does this newcomer stack up to his two older siblings? How much did Prince George weigh at birth? And what about Princess Charlotte? Read on, Anglophiles!
Kate and William's three children all tipped the scales within a few ounces of each other, coincidentally. Prince George weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces upon his July 2013 birth. Princess Charlotte weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces when she entered the world in May 2015. And this new prince, whose name has not yet been disclosed, was the heaviest bundle of joy yet! "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101 hours," a statement from Kensington Palace read. "The baby weighs 8 pounds, 7 ounces. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth."
The statement continued, "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 news. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well." According to People, George was in school at the time of his new brother's birth, and Charlotte was at home at Kensington Palace.
Now that we know the new royal's birthday and birth weight, all we're waiting on is the name! According to British oddsmakers, Albert and Arthur are the most popular predictions, and Philip is also in the running. And after soccer star Jack Grealish scored a championship-winning goal on April 11 for Prince William's beloved Aston Villa team, William seemed to accidentally reveal the sex of his and Kate's third baby, joking he was going to "insist the baby is called Jack." (He quickly added, "Or Jackie!")
We certainly can't blame this Duke of Cambridge for being caught up in all the excitement this month had in store. Congrats to the proud father and mother!
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