Kate Middleton's Third Child, Prince Louis, Held A Record As The Heaviest Baby Born In The Royal Family

Date July 11, 2019

The arrival of William and Kate's third child Prince Louis in 2018 was certainly a royal celebration.

Prince William and Kate Middleton's third baby also beat a record: he was the heaviest baby born into the Royal Family - 8lb 7oz.

Prince George held this record before. The first child of the royal couple surprised everyone by weighing 8lb 6 oz at birth. At the time, he was the heaviest.

The first-born baby prince arrived in 2013, July 22 at 4:24 pm. Duchess Catherine was in labor for more than 10 hours – that wasn’t surprising for the first-time pregnancy.

His full name was announced the second day after the mother had left the hospital - George Alexander Louis. The baby boy was christened three months later, on 23rd October, at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.

Princess Charlotte seemed in a rush to be born, so her Royal Highness Catherine was in labor for about 2 hours! The baby girl arrived in 2015, May 2 at 11 am.

Two days later, the public was informed about the full name of the Princess - Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Though being a big baby too, she takes the third place among siblings in weight - 8lb 3oz.

The Duke and the Duchess chose another place for Charlotte’s christening - St Mary Magdalene Church at Sandringham, her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth's country estate in Norfolk, eastern England.

The third prince turned out to be another morning birth. April 23, 2018, just over 5 hours of labor the baby boy was born at 11:01 am.

All three times, Kate Middleton gave birth in the private sector of the Lindo Wing in St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London. Even though the couple was considering home birth, the Duchess seemed to prefer the complex medical assistance of the trustworthy team. She did not linger in the hospital and left for the cozy Kensington Palace after a little while.

The baby and the mother feel healthy and happy, what else do they need? Let’s hope they enjoy many moments of happiness together.

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