Prince Charles


Prince Charles is clearly eager to settle into his new role as grandfather.

Prince William's father spoke with reporters and well-wishers Tuesday during an official visit to Bugthorpe in East Yorkshire, a day after Kate Middleton gave birth to a son, the third in line to the British throne.

Per local media reports, the Prince of Wales said he was "thrilled and very excited" with the arrival of his first grandchild.

But he was less forthcoming, if still characteristically charming, when it came to opening up about the baby's name.

As he made his way through the crowd, a child shouted, "What's the baby called?"

To which Charles replied, "It's not clear yet."

Charles' wife, Camilla, was equally ecstatic about the arrival of the newest member of the family.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Kate Middleton, Duchess Catherine

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"I think it's wonderful news," the Duchess of Cornwall to reporters. "Mother, son, father are all doing well, and I think it's a wonderfully uplifting moment for the country."

She also gave props to her husband's parenting skills.

"It's very exciting, and I think it's wonderful for the grandfather—he's brilliant with children, so he'll have a wonderful time," she said.

Prince Charles is expected to continue his two-day trip to Yorkshire, where he is scheduled to meet with local fishermen and schoolchildren.

Meanwhile, Kate is comfortably ensconced at the posh Lindo Wing of London's St. Mary's Hospital, where she welcomed the royal baby at 4:24 p.m. local time after being admitted to the hospital shortly before 6 a.m. on Monday.

And the wee one, who has been bestowed with the title of Prince of Cambridge, is already bringing some serious heft to the monarchy—literally. The baby boy weighs 8 pounds, 6 ounces, reportedly making him the heaviest future king born in a hundred years.

No word yet on what the proud parents plans to name him, but feel free to start hedging your bets: Bookies are saying that James is the clear favorite, with a 2-1 odds of being chosen, while both George and Henry come in at 5-1.

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