Hear ye, hear ye! The royal baby wait is over! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and Prince William, welcomed a daughter at Lindo Wing St. Mary’s Hospital on May 2. Prince George's sibling weighed 8 lbs, 3 oz at the time of her birth at 8:34 a.m.
Kensington Palace announced on social media the latest addition to the royal family. Although not a direct heir to great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II's throne like brother Prince George, the royal baby remains fourth in line ahead of uncle Prince Harry.
Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London is where the late Princess Diana gave birth to Prince William in 1982 and Prince Harry in 1984. Kate Middleton also delivered the royal couple's first child at the hospital in 2013.
The fanfare surrounding the new royal baby brought memories of Prince George's birth on July 22, 2013. The royal parents stepped out with the yet unnamed baby boy the next day to the delight of fans outside the Lindo Wing. This time, ardent royal family supporters have lined up outside the Lindo Wing for over a week awaiting the latest royal birth. This was the first royal baby announced by the Palace over social media.
Although the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may not step out with their new baby girl until Sunday, royal reporter Victoria Murphy of the UK's mirror speculates that Kate Middleton could potentially leave Lindo Wing the same day she gives birth. Murphy told BBC News that leaving the hospital the same day is not uncommon with the birth of a second child. The wait for the royal baby might also play a factor. Murphy noted that the family might want to "get back to Kensington Palace and move forward."
Click HERE to watch the St. Mary’s Hospital live stream to get a first glimpse of the second royal bundle of joy.