Prince William and his wife, Duchess Kate of Cambridge, has given birth to their third child, a baby boy. The name has not been announced.
The boy is Queen Elizabeth II’s sixth great-grandchild and will be the fifth in line to the throne.
BBC did a nice graphic that shows the line of succession.
The first person in the line is Prince Charles, the queen’s eldest son. The second person is Prince William, with his eldest son and daughter in third and fourth places. The fifth is the baby boy.
The sixth person in line is “Uncle” Prince Harry and any of his potential future children.
The Buckingham Palace had a very formal and traditional way of announcing it — two people put up an easel with the announcement, there were bells and a gun-salute.
People celebrated with popping champagne bottles as multiple members of the media swarmed the exterior of the hospital and described every mundane detail.
We’ll know later what the boy’s name. He has no idea that the world is watching. Born a celebrity, just like his family.