Duchess Kate gives birth to a…. baby boy! Mother & son are ‘doing well’.

Baby Crumpets is a BOY!!!

*Chiming Bells*

The Palace has just released the information about Duchess Kate and Prince William’s first child, the third in line to the throne. It’s a boy, weighing eight pounds and six ounces, born at 4:24 pm in London – which means that the baby was born like five hours ago, right? Damn. Per The Guardian:

The good news is that both the boy and his mother are doing well. She will be spending the night in hospital. Both families have been informed.

So, in time, the UK is going to have male monarchs for some time to come.

[From The Guardian]

So, the boy’s title is going to be HRH Prince —– of Cambridge, just FYI. I know many of you wanted Baby Crumpets to be a girl, but it’s a boy and that means the names aren’t as exciting. George. Arthur. Henry. Charles. Phillip. Michael. Some variation on that.

Anyway, congrats to Kate and William! Update: Prince William was in the delivery room when his son was born.

Update #2: You guys, Prince Charles just released the most bizarre public statement:

Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. 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.

“Eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future”…? It just seems oddly stilted. Maybe Charles is already jealous because Baby Boy Crumpets is going to steal all of his thunder?

Update #3: HRH Prince Crumpets came out of the duchess vagine. Just FYI, no C-section.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

 

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  1. RocketMerry says:

    Yay! Congrats! I vote Arthur for the name.

    Sigh, side note, I just lost my cheese and ham pizza bet. Dang it.

  2. SW says:

    I was kinda hoping they would have a girl. Glad they are all healthy!

  3. Devon says:

    It’s 8:38pm in the UK, so the baby was born just over 4 hours ago.

    Congratulations to Will and Kate!

  4. Jasmine says:

    Damn! I thought it would be a girl

  5. Amelia says:

    Well, that’s me down a pizza!
    Congrats to them, hope he’s a happy little chap :)

  6. L.S. says:

    Can I just say how jealous I am! My son was 8.5lbs and I was HUGE (almost Kim K like, but not the swollen ankles, thank goodness) But seriously, Kate was so petite with a 8+ lb baby. I am SO jealous! Having gotten that out–Congratulations to Kate and Wills!

  7. Dani says:

    She carried really small for an 8lb baby. Yayyy I love babies.

  8. Tania says:

    I really thought it would be a girl! Oh well! Congrats to them!

  9. Anna says:

    Yay congrats :) I was hoping for a girl!

  10. RobN says:

    8 pounds, 6 ounces is a pretty healthy size. So much for the “she’s not gaining enough weight for a healthy baby” crowd.

    • gg says:

      Oh but they swapped it out in the delivery room didn’t you know? ;)

      • gogoGorilla says:

        Plus, are you reading all the tin-hat conspiracies here? Geez, people. She is tall and has a very long torso. The baby was all up in front.

        Other pregnant ladies assumed they’d have that kind of pregnancy *cough cough cough*.

      • Carrie says:

        Lol@ conspiracy theories. My brother was 8 lbs, 14 oz, and my mother — who is at least 4 inches shorter than Kate (depending on what you believe her height) gained 23 pounds. If you saw her from the back, you’d never even know she was pregnant. My SiL only gained 8-10 pounds with each of her children and they were both 7+ pounds and healthy. As has been said many times on this board, “women carry differently,”

  11. Rita says:

    I didn’t get near this much publicity when I had my first son. Go figure but congrats to the Brits and all the royals. They seem like very nice people.

  12. Georgina says:

    I called it! *happy dance*

  13. Jayna says:

    I am happy it’s not a girl. Heavy weight to bear, future Queen if England. She really carried her pregnancy well too. I am happy for them. I wish Diana was alive to see her first grandchild born.

  14. Sugarrbunny says:

    Cheers to the happy family. Well Done!!

  15. Jennabean says:

    Aww congrats !! I was wishing it was a girl too..

  16. Jen says:

    Good for her and wow, a good sized kid. Interesting how those slender women give birth to eight pound babies (Shiloh Jolie-Pitt weighed eight pounds too).

    Good for them!!!

  17. the original bellaluna says:

    Huzzah! :D Congrats to them! (I figured it’d be a boy.) Think he’ll be a William II?

  18. Jamteezy says:

    Serious question: what would the monarchy do if the kid was born with Down’s Syndrome or some severe developmental disability? Not trying to be glib, just wondering if there are any sort of modern amendments and if that would affect succession at all.

    • SW says:

      That’s an interesting thought. I’m sure that they wouldn’t be allowed to rule. I would hope they would be proud of them no matter what.

    • Amelia says:

      I’ve been thinking the same thing for a couple of months now, too. Didn’t want to say anything until after the birth.
      It’s a good question – LAK, are you around to enlighten us? :)

    • Hillshmill says:

      I was curious about this too but didn’t want to jinx them before the royal baby was actually born. I mean, royal families are notorious for inbreeding, at least historically. Modern royalty has obviously changed this situation but there must be some history of genetic disorders amongst the royal families. It’s actually a good thing for commoner Kate to join the genetic pool.

    • Nikki says:

      You’ve never heard of Prince John I take it?

    • LAK says:

      Technically, only poor mental health would stop them reigning, and it would require Parliament to sign off on their inability to reign.

      However, Prince John, one of George’s sons, was hidden and rarely seen in public, and is never mentioned to extent that most people are unaware of his existence, so i would never under estimate the devious ways a less than 100% healthy child would be deprived the throne.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_John_of_the_United_Kingdom

      • Elizabeth says:

        I don’t think that would be possible today with the intensity of press attention. I also don’t think there is the same stigma attached to mental illness as there was 100 years ago. BUT I sincerely hope that all is well with the new baby and he has a long, healthy and happy life.

      • LAK says:

        Elizabeth – I agree with regards stigmas, but it remains the ONLY impediment to reigning. And of course i am talking a level of mental illness that impedes a person’s ability to perform their duties.

        With regards social media and the press, may i present The Queen. Social media hasn’t made her any more transparent.

        Also the press can be used to report whatever angle the PTB decide eg despite our information age, people still don’t know about Prince John. William is able to have a fairly private life that goes unreported despite twitter sightings and chatter.

    • Ollie says:

      disabled children are removed from the line of succession…

    • mslewis says:

      With all of the testing and information we have these days I think if the baby was going to have Downs then Kate would have perhaps had a “miscarriage.” But, seriously, there was probably no chance of the baby being “defective” in any way since inbreeding for the Brit royals is no longer an issue. Diana was not related very closely to any royals and Kate is even farther removed so that is no longer a problem these days.

      Also, I find it strange that something like that would even cross your mind. It’s kind of sick, in my opinion, like you were hoping for something horrible to happen. Sorry if I sound harsh but, seriously, what a sick thought to have about a baby.

      • LAK says:

        There is no reason to tell someone off for asking a genuine question. It doesn’t mean they are ill-wishing it.

        Given it’s only now royalty rules are sort of dealing with the inheritance law when the rest of society has moved on, it begs all kinds of questions regarding other aspects of royalty.

        Questions around ideas that the rest of us take for granted, but which are still rigidly in place for the royals.

      • Nina says:

        Oh come on, it’s a valid thought to have. It’s never crossed my mind, certainly. For you to assume that Jamteezy’s thought somehow equates to wishing any sort of harm on the child is a little sick, I think.

      • Nikki says:

        It’s not a sick thought, but a very legitimate one. And just because she is not the product of inbreeding doesn’t mean they had no chance of complications for their child, to say so is absolutely narrow minded. There are many people on this earth who lose their babies to different chromosomal abnormalities with no family history of the disorder.

        As for sounding harsh, mslewis, you’re the one assuming that Kate would have had a “miscarriage” if her child had downs, a far more disgusting thought than what could happen if such a child was born otherwise healthy.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        Really? Calling someone sick after mentioning a “miscarriage” in case the baby should be anything but perfectly healthy? REALLY???

        And considering the possibility that a baby is born with a disability is not sick. As if that would be the worst thought one could have. Please.

      • Sachi says:

        mslewis – I love (not really) how you call Jamteezy’s question “sick” and accuses Jamteezy of wishing the baby harm, but you have no problem calling a baby “defective” and saying that Kate would have terminated her own child on purpose if there was any sign of problem with the baby.

        I dislike Kate and the royals but never have my thoughts gone the route of “Kate will make herself miscarry if she doesn’t want a baby with a disability”.

        I find it sicker that people describe babies with developmental problems/mental challenges as defective, like a clock that doesn’t work properly.

      • Amelia says:

        I have to say, for you to suggest Kate would have a “miscarriage” if genetic testing revealed something was wrong with the baby is far more sickening and twisted than asking a question out of genuine curiosity. And just because someone is curious in no way means they are wishing harm or an ill outcome on the royal couple.

      • audrey says:

        I think it’s normal to have cross your mind.

        Anyone with a baby knows all of the tests offered to expectant moms

        It certainly crossed my mind since I just had a baby in March. My blood test results showed that we were at a higher risk for down’s syndrome. I wondered what the royals would do if facing the same issue. Would she keep the baby? Would the baby be hidden?

        I personally opted to have the baby and love her no matter what. She was born without DS but it was a very real possibility

    • Elle Kaye says:

      There is a Regency Act in place, should the Royal be unable to perform the acts of Sovereign, such as a young age, advanced age, illness, or infirmity, the Regent acts in the place of the Royal.

    • Duchess Katia says:

      I said the exact same thing!!! Or autism, can’t call that one right away… Hopefully, he doesn’t and he’ll actually live till the day he gets to be a King… (And us too :D ). Congrats to both though!

    • Elizabeth says:

      Yeah, I think this is a perfectly reasonable question, one I had myself. I did some research, and there is a whole procedure in place if the heir to the throne is not able to rule. There are Regents to rule in place until the next heir is old enough, and there is a multi-layered series of steps in place to make sure that no nefarious plan to unseat a monarch is possible, including signed statements from multiple un-elected government officials in addition to documentation from medical personnel.

      • Jamteezy says:

        Thanks for all the answers everybody! Would the Regent be the person next in line?
        Not wishing ill to anyone or any babies. My in-laws are fiercely loyal Brits (she even has a Will and Kate tea mug) so this is a pretty exciting day. The story of Prince John says a lot about how we treat the differently abled. I would be really interested to see how the newer generation of Royals were to treat landing in Holland, so to speak.

      • LAK says:

        Jamteezy – The Regent is the nearest LEGAL ADULT in line to the throne.

    • Amanda says:

      I wondered that too. I’m sure if it was diagnosed in utero with Down syndrome or something even worse, they would probably have terminated the pregnancy . If it’s something that can’t be diagnosed until later, such as autism, then I guess they’d hope that another relative would take their place as sovereign.

      • Amelia says:

        How can you say you’re sure if Down Syndrome had been detected in utero, the royal couple would probably have terminated the pregnancy?! That is an intensely personal decision that no one should speculate about. I think it’s an awful thing to say.

      • Amanda says:

        To Amelia: 92% of babies that are diagnosed prenatally with Down syndrome are terminated. Whether you agree with it or not, that is the truth.

      • Tara says:

        Just because that is what you would do does not mean that Kate and Will would have done so, it frightens and saddens me that some people casually see terminating a pregnancy that results in downs syndrome as a “solution”. Scary stuff. People with ds are priceless members of society and beloved members of their families (birth, adopted or extended).

        And don’t forget that Wills is every inch Diana’s son. He knows that all life is valuable – especially the ill and thpse society would neglect.

        The dark ages called – they want their ideas back.

  19. Sachi says:

    Good and healthy size for the baby.

    Congrats to them!

    I was watching CNN and the reporter was talking about some other stuff when the birth announcement was sent to the press. The reporter looked surprised and a bit emotional at the end. :D

    • Florc says:

      Emotional like that cry you give when you’re so exhausted and it’s all over… That was my take. Those poor reporters.

      No one has commented yet and i’d like your thoughts on it Sachi.
      Charles’s statement is weird no? Nothing about wishing Kate and Will future happy newborn weeks, but all about him and how great it is to be a grandparent. I was expecting a shout out to Kate at the very least.

      • Sachi says:

        I think it’s two possibilities:

        1. He already knew about the gender of the baby, the real due date, etc. and has prepared a speech knowing he would be in York and would have a full schedule.

        2. He’s keeping his real emotions for the Cambridges’ ears only. He has likely told William and Kate how happy he was for them and has gushed over his grandson over the phone. :D

        The baby was born more than 5 hours ago so he must have talked with them at length before his message was published.

        The message does sound a bit impersonal at first, but I think it’s just in keeping with the Windsors’ formality. It’s quite different in Europe where the monarchs/royal families rush to the hospital to visit their grandchildren and give interview to the press waiting at the entrance.

  20. Lauren says:

    Congrats to them. I didn’t care whether it was a boy or a girl because all that really matters is that your child is born happy and healthy.

  21. L says:

    Congrats! And 8 pounds? Wowza. Big baby.

  22. Bianca says:

    I’m glad it’s a boy. Sad to say, but it’ll be easier for a male to live up to all the expectations. Anyway, congratulations! And welcome to the world, Prince Crumpets.

    Oh, and I hope they’ll name him Arthur.

  23. dorothy says:

    Guess now every’s saying Kim who? hehe

    • kc says:

      I seriously doubt Kim is going to get as much attention as she would have hoped with a baby Royal here now. She should have already released pics for maximum exposure.

    • Xantha says:

      Why do people keep bringing up Kim Kardashian in the recent Royal Baby posts? I mean yeah the Kardashian family are famewhores and this will definitely take any attention away from North West but there’s no need for someone to mention Kim in every post. I mean it’s not like she’s been on a Bash The Royal Family spree.

    • Florc says:

      It’s funny to see that the people who always hate on Kim are Always thinking about her. Enough so that even on topics that have nothing to do with her she’s so on your mind that you mention her. Hmm… It’s like saying you’re so over your ex bf, but you always mention how dumb he is just to mention. If you hate her and are so annoyed with her why are you thinking about her so much?

      • Another K says:

        dorothy, I agree with Florc on this. The Kardashian people can get really annoying on these posts but I have to say your answer was . . . . incredibly great. I actually did Laugh Out Loud!

      • jwoolman says:

        It’s natural to mention other celebs with babies in a Celebitchy discussion, especially KK in this one since there has been speculation that she has been planning her publicity about little Ka-Ching! Kardashian North ByNorth West around the British royal birth. KK seems to think she’s American royalty… Anyway, one theory has been that Ka-Ching!’s pictures would surface now to try to share mag covers with Little Baby Crumpets. So people are curious about KK’s next move, now that little Crumpets has left the womb. All harmless speculation, our equivalent of a cat playing with a string. Doesn’t mean anything deep.

  24. BooBooLaRue says:

    Welcome baby Cambridge!

  25. The Original Mia says:

    Knew it was a boy. Thrilled to be right. Kinda surprised by the size. She was all baby.

  26. Maggie says:

    Yaaay! Congrats to the new parents.

  27. Kim1 says:

    I hear they are naming him Tyrone Dewayne .Oops that’s what my cousin is naming her son :) Congrats

  28. Kaiser says:

    Nineteen years from now, North West will begin strut down a catwalk in lingerie and Prince Crumpets Cambridge will suddenly know that she will be his bride. #PrincessNorthCambridge

  29. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    And twenty five years henceforth the tabloid world will be a buzz as Prince Arthur takes North West as his bride.

  30. Deidre says:

    8 lbs 6 oz.. wow.. pretty healthy size king baby from tiny her Duchessness. Well done.. good show.

  31. Jocelyn says:

    I like the first name Arthur. I knew it would be a boy!

    • Bored suburbanhousewife says:

      I too felt completely confident it would be a boy for no other reason than that Kate never sets a foot out of tradition. The law may say a girl would trump her little bro, but no way Kate’s gonna be the one to start the revolution with an XX to start with. I am wondering if they might go SLIGHTLY original with the first name yet in a traditional way—Athelstan? Alfred? probably not Ethelread (known as the Unready) or even Michael or Andrew? Frederick? Philip?

  32. lizzy says:

    I wanted it to be twin girls – now that would have been interesting. With all that morning sickness.. But maybe they will name him Pilot Inspektor or something cool like that ;-)

  33. nc_magnolia says:

    Wonderful!

    Healthy baby boy, future King. So much for Kate being “too skinny” for a healthy baby, hehe.

    I think it would be a lovely tribute to his great-grandfather to have the name Phillip under consideration. Happy baby Wales, everyone!

  34. Sannie says:

    Congratulations, must be such a happy moment :)

  35. MousieBrown says:

    I hope Francis is one of the names, since the girl version Frances was Diana’s middle name.

  36. Ollie says:

    The world was waiting for a girl because Princesses are more popular. They are cute. Look at the sweet little european Princesses. People fall in love with them easily. And not to forget the Diana-mini-me-factor.

    A lot of people will be disappointed.

  37. janie says:

    Congrats to the Royal Couple!!! A little boy, so exciting for them! Wish all 3 well & happiness!

  38. MavenTheFirst says:

    So Waity has a new accessory.

  39. Ginger says:

    Hooray! Everyone is healthy…wonderful!

  40. Sarah says:

    My losing streak is over! It’s a boy on the 22nd! Now if James is his name I’m setting up a palm reading business

  41. lisa2 says:

    Congrats. 8 lbs 6 oz.

    Women that are small like her size wise carry well. All baby. So they drop the weight fairly quickly.

    NO ideas on names. But I’m sure they are just enjoying the JOY of the baby.

  42. Georgina says:

    I don’t think Prince Charles’ statement is weird at all. He’s away on official duties and can’t wait to see his grandchild. Take it for what it is.

  43. Izzy says:

    Mazel tov! Glad all are doing well. Also, I thought Price Charles’s statement was rather sweet. Maybe a bit awkward, but he’s never been known for his ability to express emotions, and it is his first time as a grandfather after all.

  44. Noodle says:

    If you think about it…those are the only 4 hours in that baby’s whole life where he had the type of anonymity the rest of us enjoy every day.

    I’m glad they had a few hours to themselves.

  45. Elena says:

    I’m sure Prince Charles is overjoyed and not thinking about stolen thunder or anything of the sort right now.
    It’s a stilted statement like anything that comes as an official release for the public. Not unusual.

    Congratulations to Catherine, William and all British people! Best wishes to them and the newborn little prince!

  46. sam says:

    the comment from Charles is relating to the fact that he isn’t in the city. He’s in another city all together carrying out obligations for the next two days, he said he would not come back early.

  47. LAK says:

    Charles’s statement isn’t odd at all.

    It’s quite sweet.

    He is in York at the moment and will stay there until later in the week finishing his engagements, so factually it is true that he won’t see the baby until the future.

  48. aquarius64 says:

    Congratulations to the duke and duchess and welcome Prince __________ of Cambridge. The only people are possibly not happy about this birth are the Kar-trashians because this prince will knock Kimye’s progeny off the front pages. Would be interesting to see if any of the K Clan puts out an congratulatory tweet.

  49. Mich says:

    Awww. That’s nice. Glad to hear they are all doing well. If Wills is as protective as he is over his wife, I can’t imagine how he will be over his son.

    Am looking forward to the pic of them leaving the hospital.

  50. F5 says:

    Aww, welcome, little baby Prince! :)

  51. Chinoiserie says:

    I knew it! Everybody was saying that the royal baby is going to be a girl but I knew it was going to be a boy! Oh and congratulations.

  52. PinkParasols says:

    An Enclave 24 post would be epic right now ::pours out some liquor::

    Anyway, Im happy the baby is healthy and safe.

  53. aims says:

    I was wrong!! Congrats to the happy family.

  54. Jessica6 says:

    Personally, I don’t see what is so “bizarre” about Charles’ statement to the press. Seems like a happy Grandpa to me. Don’t go looking for something that’s not there, CB! ;-)

  55. mslewis says:

    If I recall correctly, I posted late last week that the babe would be born this Monday and it would be a boy. Congrats to ME!!!

    Anyway, good for Kate for delivering such a big boy and I’m happy she’s doing well. I know the statement from Charles sounded a bit stilted but I’m sure he’s totally delighted to have a new grandson. Bless his heart. He’s 64 years old and that’s kind of old for a first grandchild.

  56. CooCooCatchoo says:

    Would love it if they slipped “Spencer” in there somewhere – nice tribute to Diana.

  57. NYC_girl says:

    I’m really glad I’m not her – CNN.com has “baby was born vaginally” on its site. LOL

  58. bettyrose says:

    Does this mean Diana is definitely out as a name?

  59. LilyRose says:

    Brilliant!

    Smashing!

    *sips tea*

  60. LilyRose says:

    Best wishes for the new parents and baby.

    So after this royal baby, do we move on to Charlotte Casiraghi? I’m sure the tabloids are looking to fill a , um, void. ;)

  61. Faye says:

    Congrats to Wills and Kate! I may not be their biggest fan, but I do have a soft spot for babies. It’s funny that Kate had such a relatively big baby, because it seems to me that all my relatives and friends who were thin had big babies. I know one woman who was a size 0 had a 10 lb baby! Someone should do a study on that correlation.

    Hope baby will grow up to be healthy, happy, and an heir his country can be proud of. Royal aides have already told the press (as per the WSJ) Will and Kate want to raise the baby “normally,” whatever that means to them :) .

  62. molly says:

    Hope this baby is more like harry, full of fun and adventure, a truly “peoples king” rather than his booooring brother and father.

    I guessed earlier that she would have a PLANNED C SECTION and have the baby this aternoon. I think I could be right – too posh to push !!!

  63. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    Can’t get the music and lyrics of one the most sublime choral pieces in Handel’s “Messiah” taken from Book of Isaiah:

    For unto us a Child is born,
    unto us a Son is given,
    and the government shall be upon His shoulder;
    and His name shall be called
    Wonderful,
    Counsellor,
    The Mighty God,
    The Everlasting Father,
    The Prince of Peace.

  64. Dawn says:

    Yes! Congrats to everyone concerned. When the Queen finally retires it will be three Kings in a row for the British Isles. I am hoping for the name Arthur Phillip Charles Michael. I think it would be a really cool name!

  65. Baskingshark says:

    Darn, I was hoping for a girl so there could be awkwardness about it being named/not named Diana.

  66. Dena says:

    I lo that Prince wrote “my wife and I.” I think he really loves Camillia & and has deep feelings for her.

    I wonder if Crumpets Cambridge willhave big brown sausage curls to the envy of his father. Name: Alexander William Michael Charles

  67. Lucky Charm says:

    Yay, a boy, I was right! Congratulations to the new parents on a healthy son. I wonder if Leopold will be in there? Since he just missed being a Leo star sign, he could still be a King Leo! Leopold Francis James Michael?

  68. Elizabeth says:

    Well yay for everyone! I have 3 boys, so I guess I’m partial and I’m glad it’s a boy. I thought it would be a boy because she carried straight out in front. And can I say after all of Kate’s criticism for being high maintenance and not working hard enough and so on, she just completed the most important job for which she was “hired” – have a healthy heir to the throne. And she did it with style, she always look wonderful, the baby was good sized, there were no false alarms running to the hospital and back, and she pushed out a first baby in jig time, too. I’m so happy for them. Also think that Grandpa Charles is so so veddy British that he just talks that way, he’s been known to say awkward things when speaking off the cuff.

  69. nifap says:

    I m SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO over this Royalty SHIT!!!!

  70. mel2 says:

    I am so happy for them. This is my favorite couple. I wish them well.

  71. Emdeeisms says:

    Where was she hiding this 8lbs all along!
    All through her pregnancy I was sure the baby would be tiny! Like 6lbs something tiny.

  72. Superbabe says:

    So what are you guys making of the fact that her mom wasn’t in the delivery room? That she wanted it to just be her and William? I keep hearing about how infantile she is and how she always needs her mother.

  73. Lala says:

    All this talk about her being so tiny and amazement over an 8lb baby… I think people forget she hasn’t been seen since June 15th and it is quite common to gain a pound a week in the last several weeks of pregnancy. I’m guessing she likely doubled in size since her last appearance

  74. Thiajoka says:

    That was a fairly quick first delivery. Congrats to the royals. Someone on FB just suggested they name the boy “Joffrey” which made me giggle.

  75. Sachi says:

    Anyone into astrology?

    An astrologer predicted Kate’s pregnancy and the birth of a future King in July 2013. The prediction is quite amazing:

    http://www.astroamerica.com/newsletters/2012-october02.pdf
    - the second column with “Kate Middleton” as the headline.

    And another:
    http://www.astroamerica.com/newsletters/2013-july23.pdf page 6, “That Royal Baby” topic.

    The astrologer repeated that William will not be King and be passed over.

  76. Mia says:

    Aww, I wonder what his name is going to be? Hopefully he doesn’t pick up the male pattern baldness problems of his father, lol. And Prince Charles has been overshadowed by his mother, Princess Diana, and his two attractive sons for decades. I wasn’t aware that Prince Charles had any thunder left to steal, lmao.

  77. Mira says:

    Congrats to Kate and William! But I just want to shower extra love on MK for suggesting the baby name ‘Prince Diano Charles Pippo Robert Crawley John Paul George Ringo Morrissey’ :D

  78. Janet says:

    Interesting that Charles said he and Camilla are delighted at the birth of HIS first grandchild, not THEIR first grandchild. Neat way of putting Camilla in her place.

  79. Flower says:

    My 86 year old father said he was disappointed…..he wanted a girl. LOL

  80. Sam H x says:

    I was hoping it would be a girl (maybe the next one?)…Regardless of gender, a child is a blessing and as along it’s a happy & healthy one, that’s all that matters :) …Congrats to Kate & William on the birth of their son, grandpa Charlie must be happy & excited to see his grandson and I’m sure Harry is looking forward to meeting his nephew. xx

  81. Aeryn39 says:

    Yippee!!! I had a bet with my friends it would be a boy – I was the only one, LOL!
    As much as I’d love Arthur, I’d also love a King Philip. The DoE is one of my favorite Royals ever :)

  82. Reece says:

    Called a boy! Also August but I’m still going for William(jr) Michael Charles or a variation of the three. 1/3 so far, not bad.
    I know people wanted a girl but c’mon they are too damn boring for a girl! That’s reserved for Harry. :)

    Anyway, I’m glad mum and Baby Crumpets are doing well.

  83. Amelia says:

    Very happy for William and Kate and their new baby. I can’t imagine living life under a microscope, and those two seem to handle it very well. Wish them nothing but the best.

  84. A says:

    BTW, there were some plastic surgery rumors about the DoC with some before and after pics, but with pregnancy weight she looks a lot more like the “before” pics… I don’t think she did much more than the usual Botox and maybe a little eye touch up?

  85. TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

    Well since no one else around here will, I guess I’ll be the one to …

    Having sex is a great way to create a baby. #pippatips

    If the baby has a penis, it’s a boy. #pippatips

    If you are a peasant, babies come out by pushing. #pippatips

    Naming your baby is a good way to tell it apart from other kids as it grows. #pippatips

  86. Elise says:

    Congratulations to William and Catherine; the Windsors; the Spencers and the Middletons. It’s good to know both Catherine and the baby are doing well, can’t wait to see him and who he takes after. It’s a new beginning, and I’m hoping the prince inherits the positive attributes of both families. I’m surprised it’s a boy, but it’s good all the same. Name-wise, leaning towards “Phillip;” “Richard;” or “Alexander.”

  87. yep says:

    I’m surprised that Kim K hasn’t tossed out pics of her baby, as the new royal is stealing her thunder. But that’s what you get for holding out to the highest bidder.

  88. bottleredhead says:

    Is it just me, or is anyone else wondering if the baby is the reincarnation of Dennis Farina.

    I would like to go to that coronation.

  89. RobN says:

    I’ve been touting James as the name, and today I finally figured out that William’s uncle Edward has already named his son James. No way that they have another James that close.

    I’m moving to George, although I wouldn’t be too surprised if there’s a Nicholas in there. The Queen’s family was very close to their Russian cousins.

  90. Ktx says:

    This video is so interesting. It’s on the “true cost of the Royal Family”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhyYgnhhKFw&feature=player_embedded

  91. Zombie Shortcake says:

    Unless this child is a throwback to some formidable and brilliant ancestor, he is totally f*cked, because his parents are too dimwitted and useless to teach him anything important about being royalty.

    • Liberty says:

      Agreed, and that is why I am hoping that Harry and Anne step in and take over Baby Cambridge’s character development while Kate gets back to stripping the shops and William turns back to looking at himself in a mirror.

      • Xantha says:

        There’s many kids in this world who grew up to be the opposite of their parents, good and bad. This boy could do just that embrace his title and bring some actual modern views into the monarchy cause contrary to what the press might shove down our throats, Will and Kate are NOT a modern couple.

      • Tara says:

        This makes no sense. Prince Harry wore a third reich uniform to a costume party and has used marijuana! What is wrong with Will and Kate’s character or child rearing ability even if they are dull?

      • LAK says:

        Tara – this again??!! let’s not forget that the shopkeeper said that WILLIAM encouraged and picked out the nazi uniform for his little brother to wear as a dare. So which of them should have had the sense? Also the same shopkeeper said nazi costumes were very popular with young aristo costume parties so they are all complicit, not just Harry.

        William is not a dull, saint despite the very successful PR campaign to paint him that way. Everything Harry has done, William has done too. They BOTH acknowledge that WILLIAM is the bigger party animal.

  92. Noodle says:

    I’m picking Henry James for a boy– which would honor both of their brothers.

    My kids have voted for Gerald. Prince Gerald. Sounds like a winner to me :)

  93. Janet says:

    They need to retire those fusty old names. I vote for Kanye Elvis. King Kanye has a nice ring to it. Or keep William but spell it Will.I.Am.

  94. Jane says:

    I wonder if Kim Kar-trashian is having a hissy fit because all eyes are on the Duchess and not her. I bet Kate is going to walk out slim or at least normal and glowing straight away. She was pretty slim and had an 8+ pound baby. Kate probably lost a decent amount of weight already. I can see Kim now just beside herself because she is so beyond narcissistic that she needs to remain in hiding until she can make her come-back. Meanwhile Kate will just get on. I’m relishing in this. Diva Kim isn’t the center of attention now. Kim is probably expecting her showing of the baby to be a world event. Sorry honey….Kate has you beat on this one. We had one heck of a time talking about this over drinks and a late night dinner amongst a whole bunch of us. Epic

    • Christin says:

      And KK’s baby was reportedly half the weight. There is no shaping body wear good enough to make her look better than Kate will likely look just a day or so after giving birth.

    • Effie says:

      Kim Kartrashian and her entire family are gonna be irrelavent( Aren’t they already?) within 3-4 years. All those comments about her child possibly marrying Kate and Wills is laugable.
      But if she does try to get her kid to marry someone, it will be one of the Brangelina kids I bet. I totally see her child with one of theirs. Why not? Kim and her whole family are gold-diggers.

  95. modelspiceboi says:

    I’m guessing James Francis Alexander Louis for Baby Crumpets’ given name.

  96. Kris says:

    What would happen if she had had twins??

  97. Belle says:

    Okay, this is ridiculously stupid but for some reason I couldn’t stop laughing… I think I need some sleep. :)

    A comment on a story at DM:

    “Call him Kong. A great name for when he becomes King.”

    All of the comments… on and on about George, Philip, Charles, William, Arthur, Henry, Francis… etc., etc., and then the Kong comment… gave me a serious case of giggles. Yes, need sleep!

  98. Kristin says:

    “Duchess vagine …”

    You kill me, lol!

  99. minime says:

    LOL @ update#3
    When I started to read it I really thought it was some kind of “Pippa tips” :D

  100. A says:

    They should name him after William’s cousin, (Lord) Frederick Windsor. Also, my personal royal crush since forever.
    He is so deliciously creepy looking. I love it.
    http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article377227.ece/ALTERNATES/s2197/0005C2C0-DA8D-1F66-92ED80BFB6FA0000.jpg

  101. Xantha says:

    Question to Brits: Is it true that a lot of people are calling in to tell the BBC to stop all the talk about the Royal Baby? I ask because I saw it on the Republic twitter that there have been many calls for that but I want to verify it somewhere. I know Republic has a bias but I find their cause sympathetic. I just want to know if that’s true.

    And I do notice that the crowds around Buckingham Palace aren’t that big. I didn’t expect the size like the Royal Wedding but I thought it would be bigger.

  102. kc1 says:

    FINALLY, she does a days work!

  103. JulieM says:

    All Hail Prince Crumpet of Cambridge! Kate finally accomplished something in her life. And she had the baby naturally; good for her. Excellent, in fact. I wish parents and little one well.