Duchess gives birth to baby boy securing male line

| 22/07/2013

(CNS): While succession rules for the British Royal family have changed to allow the first born child of Prince William and Kate Middleton to be third in line to the throne whether a girl or a boy, the chances of a female monarch after Elizabeth II faded for one more generation when the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday afternoon. The baby boy, weighing 8lb 6oz, was delivered at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, West London, where the Duchess of Cambridge is expected to remain until tomorrow. The Duke of Cambridge said the couple "could not be happier" in an official statement. The Cayman Islands premier arrived in London just in time to hear the news, where he said there was tremendous excitement.

“I am currently in the UK having arrived earlier today,” said Alden McLaughlin in a message home. “There is tremendous excitement and happiness here at the birth of the royal baby boy. The Cayman Islands joins the throngs of delighted people in the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world in celebrating this tremendously happy event and in offering our warmest and sincerest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.”

McLaughlin is in the UK beginning a ten day vacation, during which he will watch his own son graduate from university.

Meanwhile, at home in Cayman Acting Premier Moses Kirkconnell said the people of the Cayman Islands sent their best wishes to the couple. "If the Royal Family is a living embodiment of our historical and cultural ties with Great Britain, its newest member represents a shared future full of potential and hope," he said.

Governor Duncan Taylor also congratulated the royal couple. “I join with the Acting Premier in congratulating the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their first child, our newest Royal Baby.  I wish the parents and their son health and happiness.”

The news of theroyal birth was displayed on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, in line with tradition, signed by the Queen's gynaecologist Marcus Setchell, who led the medical team that delivered the baby. It said: "Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24pm today. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."

The baby is third in line to the throne, behind his father William and grandfather Charles. The queen is 87 and celebrating her 61st year on the throne.

The Kensington Palace press release said the Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth of his son, who will be known as the Prince of Cambridge.

"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," it said.

Prince Charles, in a separate statement, said he and the Duchess of Cornwall were "overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild". He added, "It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy. Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone's life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future."

Prime Minister David Cameron, speaking outside Downing Street, said it was an important moment in the life of the nation but mostly a wonderful moment for the couple.

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  1. Sucka Free Cayman says:

    We shall honour the memory of the Princess Wales Diana RIP by wishing her son Prince William and his wife Kate Duchess of Cambridge  the best and Happiness and  good health on the birth of their new son he is Lady Di's grandson all, so leave the negative stuff out people its positive time for us all not only the UK.

  2. Whodatis says:

    In terms of relevance – the new royal baby is akin to the birth of a new stingray out on the sandbar … an aid to the tourism industry.

    • Anonymous says:

      You are a real swell guy

    • Anonymous says:

      Whodatis, that is by far a superior judgment than any relevance that could be accredited to you…worthless whining all the time…

    • Anonymous says:

      Whodatis Tues 15:49  Just to let you know that some of us disgusts your comments and those like yours – if you can't find something constructive to say please leave the space for those of us who have a more positive outlook. Were you not happy when your child or a relative of yours was born??? For GOD'S sake if you are not happy here find some place to hide and write a book for yourself so you can indulge in and then toss into the wide ocean!!  May GOD help you!!

       

    • Anonymous says:

      You seem to call in the clever and miserable basket. Have a nice day, someday. 

  3. Anonymous says:

    Congrats to the Royal couple. May GOD bless them to have a healthy baby. Hope the new parents will have the joy of raising their son with so many blessings and they will be role models for other young couples all over the world! 

  4. Anonymous says:

    Sorry i did not pull out the Royal Doulton i had to sell it to pay for food for my children something the Royals and their siblings will never have to do?

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes the Royals are at fault for your fictional poverty.  If you had sold your computer instead  you would have been able to get the Royal Doutlon out and served your family food on nice china.

  5. Whogivesa... says:

    I join with Whodatis in wondering why anyone gives a royal crap……….

    • Anonymous says:

      You obviously don't. You just care that other people care. See how that works?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Male vs female heir is no longer important. Hence dumb title for article.

     

  7. Whodatis says:

    I read that Osama Bin Laden missed the birth of his latest grandchild mere weeks after his demise … what's that??

    Oh, I apologize … I thought it was "Celebrate Global Tyranny Week" … my bad!

    Carry on then.

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh come on old chap, you've had nine months to get ready for this one and this is all you can come up with?  You must do better.  Pip pip.

    • Anonymous says:

      They may be unelected, but they are extremely popular…maybe Whodatis should become heir apparent to the Cayman Crown? Would be terrific publicity -Cayman would be known as Comedy Central..first Mac, now Whodatis……

      Glad to see the Cayman Christian Spirit is alive and well…Come on God Squad, why are you not blogging nasty things about all the nasty people writing shameless things about one of His newest Lambs?? Your future King in fact.

      • Whodatis says:

        Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein and Adolf Hitler were all "extremely popular" as well.

         

        • Anonymous says:

          Godwin's Law taxi for Whodatis.  He is struggling.  Pip, pip.

        • Anonymous says:

          And they were judged by the world and put out of our misery. 

          Speaing of misery, who is it again you're mad at?? Think on that one WHODAT and maybe you'll learn to enjoy Christmas as well

    • Anonymous says:

      I will keep asking until you answer (and I happen to see your response), who ya really mad at??

  8. Mawga says:

    So are we getting another holiday? ^_^

  9. Anonymous says:

    So what ?

    The wealthiest monarch in the world in a country with the highest unemployment.

    Another life in a rotten world. Though it makes a difference when you are born in wealth.

  10. Anonymous says:

    ok…… I gave birth to two ……………… !!!!?