Superfan delighted with royal baby birth news
PUBLISHED: 18:32 23 April 2018 | UPDATED: 18:35 23 April 2018
Royal superfan Terry Hutt said today is a 'special day' after Prince William and Kate announced the safe arrival of their third child.
The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth earlier today (Monday) in London and Weston-super-Mare’s number one fan of the royals was outside when the announcement came.
Speaking to the BBC, he said a third child will ‘modernise’ the royal family.
He said: “It’s really important to keep the royal family going.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have yet to publicly announce a name for their newborn son, whose siblings Charlotte and George visited him in hospital.
Kate, gave birth to the 8lb 7oz baby boy at 11.01am on St George’s Day, was believed to be waiting in her private suite for her eldest children.
The new prince is fifth in line to the throne, and the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s sixth great-grandchild.
The duchess was driven to the exclusive Lindo Wing before 6am on Monday in the early stages of labour, ready for the birth of their third child.
Kensington Palace announced the baby’s arrival in a statement shortly after 1pm and said the Queen, the royals and Kate’s family were thrilled at the news.
A palace spokesman said: “The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news.”
A formal notice of the birth was placed in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace on an ornate golden stand, and a celebratory over-sized Union Flag was raised from the roof of the Queen’s London home.
Prime Minister Theresa May led the messages of support for William and Kate, saying: “My warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby boy.
“I wish them great happiness for the future.”
Mr Hutt camped outside the hospital before Princess Charlotte was born but missed the announcement as he had popped to the toilet.