Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their second child on Saturday at 8:34 a.m. GMT. The royal baby, a girl, weighs 8 pounds, 3 ounces, kept fans of the royal family waiting outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital for weeks. Although she arrived past her due date, the press and followers of the birth will reportedly catch a first glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s newborn daughter today. Unfortunately, her name may not come to light that quickly.
When Kate and Prince William’s first son, George, was born in July 2013, his name was not released to the public for a couple of days. Born on July 22, the family left the hospital on the next day and announced the name on July 24. The big reveal of his official name and title, George Alexander Louis, his Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, did not occur until after the queen met her great-grandson. And though his name was released two days after his birth, the Guardian reported at the time that two days was actually rather “quick.” Prince William’s name was not announced for a week, and it was reportedly a month before Prince Charles’ name went public.
Of course, the duke and duchess could be doing things differently. It has not been confirmed by Kensington Palace, but reporters at the Lindo Wing have stated there are rumblings that Kate and Prince William will introduce their daughter to the public by the end of the day. Interest spiked after the Duchess of Cambridge’s longtime hairdresser, Amanda Cook Tucker, arrived at the hospital. After Prince George’s birth, Tucker’s appearance the day after was the first sign that the new family was getting ready to return home.