Written By | Eun Kyung Kim
Baby makes five!
Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, welcomed a third child into their family. Theboy, weighing 8 pounds and 7 ounces, arrived Monday at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. Kate gave birth to the new prince with her husband by her side.
The new prince joins big brother, Prince George, 4, and sister Princess Charlotte, who turns 3 on May 2.
The baby becomes the fifth in line to the British throne, behind his siblings, their father and their grandfather, Prince Charles. The baby’s arrival bumps Prince Harry, once known as “the spare to the heir,” down to sixth place in the order of succession.
Prince William, 35, and his wife revealed they were expecting another child on Sept. 4 after Kate, 36, was forced to cancel several official engagements because she suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum. The pregnancy complication also affected Kate with her first two pregnancies and even left her hospitalized for several nights when she was carrying George.
Kate’s illness caused her to miss her son’s first day of school but once she recovered, she quickly resumed a full schedule filled with charity visits and official events, including an appearance at the BAFTA ceremony, the British equivalent to the Oscars.
She and Prince William, who celebrate seven years of marriage on April 29, also took an official four-day trip to Norway and Sweden. She went on unofficial maternity leave following a pair of March 22 charity visits to celebrate the Commonwealth.
Kate gave birth at the Lindo Wing of the St Mary’s Hospital, where both of her other children were born. The facility is also where the late Princess Diana gave birth to Prince William and Prince Harry.
After Kate gave birth to Charlotte, she was discharged from the hospital just hours later. With George, Kate stayed overnight.