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The young prince’s first name will remain a mystery until Will and Kate reveal it to the world. (Leon Neal / AFP / Newscom)

A Prince Is Born!

Will and Kate have a baby boy—and a future King of England

By Laura Leigh Davidson | July 23 , 2013
<p> TOP PHOTO: An old-fashioned town crier read the news of the new prince’s birth from a scroll. (Ben Stansall / AFP / Newscom) </p><p> MAP: Buildings and landmarks in London were lit up in blue, white, and red—the colors of the United Kingdom’s flag. (Jim McMahon)</p><p> BOTTOM PHOTO: In this U.K. classroom, students even made cards in the new prince's honor. (Andrew Matthews / PA Wire via AP Images)</p>

TOP PHOTO: An old-fashioned town crier read the news of the new prince’s birth from a scroll. (Ben Stansall / AFP / Newscom)

MAP: Buildings and landmarks in London were lit up in blue, white, and red—the colors of the United Kingdom’s flag. (Jim McMahon)

BOTTOM PHOTO: In this U.K. classroom, students even made cards in the new prince's honor. (Andrew Matthews / PA Wire via AP Images)

A new prince has been born into England’s royal family! The son of Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, was born at 4:24 p.m. British Summer Time on July 22. Prince William said he and his wife “couldn’t be happier” about the birth of their firstborn child.

The name of the new royal has not yet been announced. But his official title will be “His Royal Highness the Prince of Cambridge.” The little prince is third in line for the British throne, following his grandfather, Prince Charles, and his father.

A NEW ROYAL

Prince William’s first phone call with the news of the royal arrival was to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. After telling the rest of their families about the happy event, and spending a few quiet hours together as a family, William and Kate announced the baby boy’s birth to the world.

The official announcement of the young prince’s arrival, signed by Kate’s attending doctors, was driven from the hospital to Buckingham Palace. After the Queen approved the announcement, the framed document was placed on a gold easel outside the royal residence for the thousands who had gathered at the gates of the palace to read. The crowd erupted into cheers as the announcement was placed.

At the hospital, an old-fashioned town crier read, at the top of his voice, the news of the new prince’s birth from a scroll. Thousands of enthusiastic well-wishers gathered outside the hospital cheered. Many showed their excitement by waving—and some by wearing—Great Britain’s Union Jack flag.

Throughout London, buildings and landmarks were lit up in blue, white, and red—the colors of the flag—to celebrate the arrival of the baby prince. The excitement even reached the border of the United States and Canada, where Niagara Falls was illuminated with baby-blue lights.

THE NAME GAME

There is still one question that people around the globe have about the little prince: What is his name? Palace officials say that Will and Kate will announce the baby’s first name soon.

Many think the parents will go with a very traditional name for the future king. Some royal enthusiasts are placing money on George, James, or Alexander.

While the world celebrated the arrival of a new prince yesterday, many other babies were also being born. Many of the new Prince of Cambridge’s “birthday twins” in the United Kingdom will receive a lucky silver penny. The Royal Mint made 2,013 silver coins to hand out to babies born on the same day as the prince. In British tradition, giving silver to a newborn is a wish for good fortune and health.

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