The Newest Royal Baby Is the Heaviest Royal Newborn in the Last Century


Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their third child (and second son) on the morning of April 23 at St. Mary’s Hospital. But how does this newcomer stack up to his two older siblings? How much did Prince George weigh at birth? And what about Princess Charlotte?

Kate and William’s three children all tipped the scales within a few ounces of each other, coincidentally. Prince George weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces upon his July 2013 birth. Princess Charlotte weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces when she entered the world in May 2015. And this new prince, whose name has not yet been disclosed, was the heaviest bundle of joy yet! “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101 hours,” a statement from Kensington Palace read. “The baby weighs 8 pounds, 7 ounces. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.” That makes this newborn the heaviest royal baby born in the last 100 years!

The statement continued, “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. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.” According to People, George was in school at the time of his new brother’s birth, and Charlotte was at home at Kensington Palace.

Now that we know the new royal’s birthday and birth weight, all we’re waiting on is the name! According to British gamblers, Albert and Arthur are the most popular predictions, and Philip is also in the running. And after soccer star Jack Grealish scored a championship-winning goal on April 11 for Prince William’s beloved Aston Villa team, William seemed to accidentally reveal the sex of his and Kate’s third baby, joking he was going to “insist the baby is called Jack.” (He quickly added, “Or Jackie!”)

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. The image features on Their Royal Highnesses' Christmas card this year. The photograph shows The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their two children at Kensington Palace. It was taken earlier this year by @chrisjacksongetty Their Royal Highnesses have also announced this morning that Princess Charlotte will attend the Willcocks Nursery School in London from January 2018. The Willcocks Nursery School has said: "We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte. We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January."

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We certainly can’t blame this Duke of Cambridge for being caught up in all the excitement this month had in store. Congrats to the proud father and mother!

This article originally appeared on our sister site, Closer Weekly.

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