The royals are on the line! Prince William and Kate Middleton, the proud new parents of a royal baby girl, have spent the first precious hours after Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana's birth on Saturday, May 2, spending time with their newborn tot and sharing the news of her birth with close family and friends.
A source tells Us Weekly that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent 2.5 hours after the birth sharing "a private moment" with their little girl. The pleased parents of two also called friends and family members to share their family update on a more personal note.
Prince Harry, who is currently away in Perth, Australia, was luckily still awake to receive the news. Earlier this evening, Prince William's younger brother (and new uncle to the baby girl!) hit a rugby match in Perth between the West Coast Eagles and GWS Giants.
Duchess Kate gave birth at 8:34 a.m., in Paddington, London, and is said to be doing wonderfully. "[They're] happy," another source tells Us of the couple. "Relaxed."
An insider adds that Middleton had a natural birth. The speed of delivery "was a surprise to all."
But a lovely one at that! Local residents have been standing outside St. Mary's Hospital all week for the royal family's newest addition. Since the news, Middleton and Prince William have also already received an outpouring of love from spectators and loved ones.
Us Weekly is on the scene outside St. Mary's Hospital in London — check out the exclusive royal baby livestream and check back often for ongoing updates on all things royal baby!