NOTE: We’re switching things up a bit today, putting the latest news at the top of the post.
Meet HRH, the Prince of Cambridge.
I’m wrapping up a proper post, until then, another quick peek.
Prince Charles and Camilla have arrived to visit, Georgina Brewer of ITN News was kind enough to post this photo on Twitter.
Atika Shubert of CNN shared this photo of the couple headed in to congratulate the new parents and see HRH, Prince of Cambridge. A spokeswoman said the couple “…were really keen” to see the new baby.
In David Wilkinson’s picture you can see just how crowded the street is, and how much closer to the front door people are.
11:45 am UPDATE: Carole & Michael Middleton visited the new parents and baby mid-afternoon.
The Daily Mail has some of the reaction from the new grandparents:
As the couple left the hospital around an hour later, Mrs Middleton said the baby was ‘absolutely beautiful’ and that Kate and William were coping ‘fabulously’, adding: ‘We are so thrilled’.
As they stood in front of the assembled presspack, Carole was asked if she and Michael had suggested any names, and she laughingly replied: ‘Absolutely not!’.
Carole was wearing a dress by Orla Kiely, the ‘Dancing Girls Tea Dress,’ it is from the spring/summer 2012 collection. Michelle of Perthz Fashion fame was super-fast in finding the dress on eBay, our thanks to her and Pippa Middleton Style for their assistance.
Monique Jessen of People magazine reported that the frock originally sold for £335, about $500 at today’s exchange rates. Ms. Middleton was wearing Stuart Weitzman’s Chic Pump from Russell and Bromley, Mr. Middleton was in Sebago’s Loafer.
(Not to worry that this might morph into What Carole Wore, nary a chance of that.)
They shared the card on their Facebook page, and are asking people to leave comments that they will then share with William and Kate.
For anyone just joining the fun, here are the five live feeds I am aware of:
2) The Sun Newspaper http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/royals/royalbaby/5017568/The-Suns-Royal-Baby-live-blog.html
3) The Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/kate-middleton/10179413/Live-Royal-baby-watch.html
4)ABC News http://www.newsnet5.com/generic/entertainment/celebrity/royal-baby
5) Intermittent Reuters
Kate & William have asked that anyone thinking about sending a gift instead make a donation to the Imperial College Healthcare Charity. The organization raises funds to improve care and services at five hospitals, including St. Mary’s.
With apologies, it seems easier to do a live blog again today, at least until we see if Kate will be released from the hospital today. First and foremost, Kensington Palace released the following statement:
“Mother, son and father are all doing well this morning.”
This tweet from Gordon Rayner of the Telegraph would indicate she will be leaving St. Mary’s today.
Ms. Tucker is also did Kate’s hair during last year’s Jubilee Tour.
Kate’s parents, Carole & Michael Middleton, arrived at 3pm local time, 10am EDT.
Carole was in a summer dress and low heels, Michael in a navy jacket and khaki trousers.
It was a wet and rainy morning, as seen in this picture from Paul Harrison of Sky News, although the weather seems to have cleared up a bit.
Earlier this morning (2pm local time), the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery fired a 41 gun salute in honor of the baby’s birth.
Also at 2pm local time, the Westminster Abbey bells pealed in what is known as a ‘full peal,’ something that only happens for important royal or national events.
William’s coworkers from RAF Valley, where he is known as Flight Lieutenant Wales, have sent a video message of congratulations to William from his coworkers and you can view the entire video here.
The Royal Navy shared this photo of HMS Lancaster celebrating the birth.
Kate and William released a statement earlier this morning.
We would like to thank the staff at the Lindo Wing and the whole hospital for the tremendous care the three of us have received. We know it has been a very busy period for the hospital and we would like to thank everyone – staff, patients and visitors – for their understanding during this time.”
We will continue with our live updates throughout the day.