Kate Middleton baby: How did birth compare with George and Charlotte? A quick delivery for Kate and Wills' heaviest child at birth and biggest royal male for more than a century

  • New Prince of Cambridge weighed 8lb 7oz - heavier than both his older siblings 
  • Prince George and Princess Charlotte were named two days after they were born
  • Here we look at how the birth compared to Prince George's in July 2013, and Princess Charlotte's in May 2015

The eyes of the world were on the Lindo Wing in London today as excited well-wishers patiently waited for the arrival of the new Prince of Cambridge. 

But perhaps most excited of all will be Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who will no doubt be looking forward to meeting their little brother. 

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a little boy within just hours of being admitted to St Mary's Hospital in Paddington - although Charlotte was the baby to be born the quickest, just two hours after her mother was admitted to hospital.

But the new Prince is the heaviest of the siblings at  8lb 7oz - heavier than both Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Here we look at how the birth compared to that of Prince George's in July 2013, and Princess Charlotte's in May 2015. 

Kate remained in hospital for just over 24 hours when she gave birth to her first child, George, on July 22, 2013

Kate remained in hospital for just over 24 hours when she gave birth to her first child, George, on July 22, 2013

When Princess Charlotte was born on May 2, 2015, Kate was in and out in just 10 hours

When Princess Charlotte was born on May 2, 2015, Kate was in and out in just 10 hours

Third in a row: The youngest child was born at 11.01am weighing a hefty 8lb 7oz after just five hours in labour

Weight: 8lb 7oz

Date of birth: April 23, 2018 

Time of birth: 11.01am

Time in labour: Just over five hours 

The new baby Prince of Cambridge weighed 8lb 7oz - heavier than both Prince George and Princess Charlotte. 

The duchess was taken to the private Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, before 6am on Monday in the early stages of labour, with the Duke of Cambridge at her side. 

At 8.24am Kensington Palace confirmed she had been admitted to hospital in the early stages of labour.

At 11.01am, she gave birth to a baby son.

At 1.02pm Kensington Palace announced the birth of the prince and revealed the baby weighs 8lb 7oz.

The duchess will be expected to head home to the sanctuary of Kensington Palace in a few hours, just as she did with Charlotte in 2015 - but not before introducing the new royal baby to world on the steps of the Lindo Wing.

Arthur, Albert and Philip are all thought to be in the running for the new royal baby’s name.

But the parents are likely to wait until they have informed the Queen and the rest of their family. 

A notice is placed on an easel  to formally announce the birth of a baby boy to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

A notice is placed on an easel to formally announce the birth of a baby boy to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge was pictured emerging from the Lindo Wing this afternoon 

The Duke of Cambridge was pictured emerging from the Lindo Wing this afternoon 

The new baby Prince of Cambridge weighed 8lb 7oz - heavier than both Prince George and Princess Charlotte

The new baby Prince of Cambridge weighed 8lb 7oz - heavier than both Prince George and Princess Charlotte

The same team of medics oversaw the birth of the three royal siblings

The same team of medics oversaw the birth of the three royal siblings

It's a girl! Princess Charlotte tipped the scales at 8lb 3oz when she was born at 11am in May 2015 after just two hours of labour

Weight: 8lb 3oz

Date of birth: May 2, 2015 

Time of birth: 8.34am

Time in labour: Just over two hours

When Princess Charlotte was born on May 2, 2015, Kate was in and out of the hospital in just 10 hours. 

Kate was admitted at 6am and Charlotte was born two hours and 34 minutes later, weighing 8lb 3oz.

At 11am on May 2, Kensington Palace announced the birth via Twitter and a website statement. 

Princess Charlotte was named two days after she was born, on May 4, with a formal announcement revealing her name as Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

As the second child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge she is fourth in line to the throne. 

Charlotte was christened at St Mary Magdalene Church at Sandringham, her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth's country estate in Norfolk, eastern England. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge asked the following people to be godparents to Princess Charlotte: Sophie Carter; James Meade; Adam Middleton; The Hon. Laura Fellowes; Thomas van Straubenzee.

When Princess Charlotte was born on May 2, 2015, Kate was in and out in just 10 hours

When Princess Charlotte was born on May 2, 2015, Kate was in and out in just 10 hours

Kate was admitted at 6am in 2015 and Charlotte was born two hours and 34 minutes later, weighing 8lb 3oz

Kate was admitted at 6am in 2015 and Charlotte was born two hours and 34 minutes later, weighing 8lb 3oz

Princess Charlotte's heartwarming first official photographs showed her being tenderly held by her big brother

Princess Charlotte's heartwarming first official photographs showed her being tenderly held by her big brother

Princess Charlotte was also named two days after she was born, on May 4, with a formal announcement revealing her name as Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Princess Charlotte was also named two days after she was born, on May 4, with a formal announcement revealing her name as Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

The couple beamed with joy when their second born - and first girl - was born in 2015

The couple beamed with joy when their second born - and first girl - was born in 2015

Prince George was taken into the hospital by his father so he could meet his baby sister in 2015

Prince George was taken into the hospital by his father so he could meet his baby sister in 2015

The first born: Prince George arrived later in the day with a 4.30pm appearance in 2013 weighing 8lb 6oz after a ten hour labour

Weight: 8lb 6oz

Date of birth: July 22, 2013

Time of birth: 4.24pm

Time in labour: More than ten hours 

Kate remained in hospital for just over 24 hours when she gave birth to her first child, George, on July 22, 2013.

She gave birth 10-and-a-half hours after being admitted to the Lindo Wing, at 4.24pm.

George was then the heaviest future king to be born in recent history, at 8lb 6oz. 

Two days after Prince George was born, and one day after Kate left hospital, an announcement was made confirming his name as George Alexander Louis. 

Prince George was christened on Wednesday, 23rd October 2013 at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.

In keeping with Royal tradition, Prince George wore the hand-made replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by Angela Kelly, Dressmaker to The Queen. 

The Lily Font and water from the River Jordan were also used during the baptism.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose the following people to be Godparents to Prince George: Oliver Baker, David Jardine-Paterson, Earl Grosvenor (Hugh), Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, The Hon Mrs Michael Samuel, Michael Tindall and William van Cutsem.

Kate remained in hospital for just over 24 hours when she gave birth to her first child, George, on July 22, 2013

Kate remained in hospital for just over 24 hours when she gave birth to her first child, George, on July 22, 2013

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared with their baby son Prince George outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared with their baby son Prince George outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013

Prince George's first official photo was a family affair, in which he featured alongside his mother and father, and their dog Lupo

Prince George's first official photo was a family affair, in which he featured alongside his mother and father, and their dog Lupo

Two days after Prince George was born, and one day after Kate left hospital, an announcement was made confirming his name as George Alexander Louis

Two days after Prince George was born, and one day after Kate left hospital, an announcement was made confirming his name as George Alexander Louis

Millions of people around the world watched as the pair carried their first born to their car

Millions of people around the world watched as the pair carried their first born to their car

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