Big congratulations are in order for Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. The royal family welcomed a baby boy on Monday at 4:24 p.m. London time. Twitterati instantly erupted with warm wishes for the new heir to the British throne following months of speculation and anticipation.
Social media users made #ItsABoy and #RoyalBabyBoy trending topics on Twitter soon after the 8-pounds, 6-ounce royal child was born. Check out some of their posts below:
There is no truth to the rumour that the baby will be presented on the balcony, whilst playing the Circle of Life. Sorry. #royalbabyboy
— Prince Charles (@Charles_HRH) July 22, 2013
It's a boy, the ewoks have begun celebrating outside Buckingham Palace. #royalbabyboy
— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) July 22, 2013
— Ree Saunders (@reesaunders) July 22, 2013
— Ramona Singer (@ramonasinger) July 22, 2013
— Nadia (@TheLifeOfNadia) July 22, 2013
The official announcement from Buckingham Palace read: “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4:24p.m. The baby weighs 8lbs 6oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry & families have been told and are delighted. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight."
The 31-year-old new mother gave birth at the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, the same place where her husband and brother-in-law Prince Harry were born. The child is currently unnamed and there’s no telling how long it will take for the British monarchs to reveal the name of their bundle of joy. It took Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip nearly a month to name Prince Charles. When it came to William’s moniker, Princess Diana and Prince Charles needed two weeks to name their son. Harry, however, received his given name (actually Henry) the same day he was born.
It’s been widely speculated Prince William and Middleton will name their son George, a popular and respected name in the royal family.