Squee! Kate Middleton gave birth to her royal baby boy earlier today, and it's safe to say the entire world is celebrating and sharing in her and Prince William's joy.
The royal family is said to be "delighted" over the news. Based on a statement released by Prince Charles about the arrival of his first grandchild, it's clear that having royal blood doesn't make him any less thrilled and excited to be a grandfather.
Here's the message from The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall:
Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy.
Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone’s life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future.
OMG. Is this the most adorable thing you've ever heard or what? Prince Charles always comes off as very business-like, and it's so endearing and sweet to hear the pure elation in his words -- as a father and grandfather.
I'm sure today brought back so many fond memories of the day he welcomed Prince William into the world. It must be such a powerful moment to see your son become a father for the very first time, and it's obvious that Prince Charles is very proud and so happy about this huge milestone in their lives.
And judging from the raw emotion in his statement, it's clear that he's speaking as a parent -- not a member of the royal family. Even though this is the biggest day in Prince William's life, he's no doubt missing his mother, Princess Diana, a great deal and wishing she could be there to meet her grandchild. And notice how carefully this statement was worded. He made sure to say "my wife and I," knowing full well that the baby's grandmother sadly could not be present.
Having his father's love and support must mean the world to Prince William, and it's just so wonderful to think of him watching his dad meeting and holding his baby for the first time.
Hopefully sometime tomorrow, we'll have the pleasure of "meeting" the new Prince of Cambridge as well!
What do you think of Prince Charles's statement?
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