Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, Prince William Duke of Cambridge

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HRH Prince of Cambridge's royal life is off to a great start!

Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their new baby boy on July 22, 2013, and the following day, a Kensington Palace spokesman released a statement confirming, "Mother, son and father are all doing well this morning."

The new parents also released a statement via the palace thanking St. Mary's Hospital for "the tremendous care the three of us have received." William stayed right by Kate's side throughout the birth process, even spending Monday night alongside Kate at her private suite in the hospital's Lindo Wing.

Royal Baby Easel Announcement


But mummy and dad aren't the only ones celebrating the king of future King of England. Countless well-wishers are gathered outside Buckingham Palace, where the prince's official birth announcement is displayed on an easel, and fountains throughout London are dyed blue to commemorate the royal's birth.

There's a 62-gun salute planned at the Tower of London for 4 p.m. local time Tuesday, along with a 41-gun salute in London's Green Park at the same time.

Prince William, Kate Middleton

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Per the U.K.'s Standard, gun salutes are fired for the birth of every prince or princess, no matter where their place is in the line of succession. The last royal salute for a birth was for Princess Eugenie on March 23, 1990.

All of this is exciting, for sure…but we're really looking forward to Kate and Wills announcing their little prince's name! It's possible, though, we may find that out than later rather than sooner. After Prince William was born on June 21, 1982, Princess Diana and Prince Charles waited a week to share his name with the public.

Guess we'll just have to wait and see!

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