With great expectations and even greater credentials, Duchess of Cambridge Kate gave birth to England’s newest royal yesterday.
The little prince came in at 8 lbs., 6 oz. and commanded the world’s attention even before the world has learned his name. He will also step into a life royal wealth, one that proves, 'It's good to be the future king.'
“Some of the perks will include access to five castles, three protection officers, a fleet of royal vehicles and three royal nurseries,” reports “New Day” Anchor Kate Bolduan. “Not so bad for someone who was just born.” (WATCH TOP VIDEO)
While he will have privileges, Prince William and Kate have also stressed their desire to lead as normal lives as possible and be highly involved with raising their child.
This begs the comparison to William’s mother, Princess Diana, and if Kate will treat motherhood like Diana did with William and Prince Harry.
And the comparisons don't end there.
When the framed birth announcement was placed on a gilded easel outside Buckingham Palace, “Will and Kate's tiny new addition officially became part of a family full of long-standing traditions. Like that easel,” Bolduan says. “It's the same one that bore the announcement of Prince William 31 years ago.” Watch:
Similarly, dozens of news organizations have been staked outside the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital in London for weeks, Bolduan says.
“The same place Princess Diana gave birth to Prince William.”
So the question is: Will Kate mirror Diana in motherhood?
“The new baby prince will be raised in the same home – Kensington Palace – where William and Harry grew up. And many royal experts believe Kate will try to give her child the same sense of normalcy Diana always strived for.”
“She really wants to be a hands-on mom,“ says Michelle Tan, the Senior Editor People Magazine. “They're really going to be a united front in terms of a family.”
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Update: Yesterday Will and Kate brought home their baby boy and we got a first glimpse of the newest royal. This morning, Kate Bolduan is anchoring "New Day" from Buckingham Palace with the latest on their homecoming.
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It's a boy! After months of anticipation and speculation, Britain’s newest royal was born Monday weighing in at 8 lbs., 6 oz.
And without further ado, the royal celebration was underway!
“London’s landmarks lighting up the night sky in red, white and blue in honor of Prince William and Kate’s first baby, many celebrating into the night,” “New Day” anchor Kate Bolduan reports.
“After more than ten hours of labor at St. Mary's Hospital, Kate delivered the third in line to the British throne. Prince William stayed the night by his wife and baby’s side.”
The new father issued a brief statement saying, “We could not be happier.”
The feeling is mutual among well-wishers in London and around the world, who are eager to know more about the royal child and his parents. Apparently they had pizza after the delivery.
“Because pizza is their favorite food and who wouldn't want a pizza after they’ve had a baby, frankly?” CNN Royal Commentator Katie Nicholl says. “I think they just had some special time together.” Watch:
“I think it was very special that William stayed at the hospital. They have got a special bed out for him. He’d have been at his wife’s side…I bet you they didn’t sleep. I bet you they just stared through that little cot and looked at the miracles of life.”
But what will the royal parents name their little miracle?
“I definitely think they're going to stay doing what royals do, which is choosing a dynastic name, one with a sense of history and continuity,” says CNN Royal Commentator Victoria Arbiter. Watch:
“My guess is that the long shot would be Arthur. It's kind of trendy and cool again, but it is still very royal,” says Arbiter.
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