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British High Commission Dar es Salaam celebrates birth of a royal baby

The Duchess of Cambridge had safely delivered a son, third in succession, on 22 July in the presence of the Duke of Cambridge.

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The Duchess of Cambridge safely delivered a son, weighing 8lbs 60z, on 22 July 2013 (4.24 pm UK time) in the presence of her husband, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.

Their Royal Highnesses, Charles the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were delighted with the news of the birth of the Prince’s first grandchild. The Prince of Wales said:

'’Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredible special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy”

Her Royal Highness and her child, who becomes third in succession line, are both doing well and remained in hospital overnight.

Their Royal Highnesses Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, have asked well wishers around the world who wish to celebrate the royal birth by giving gifts to give these to underprivileged children and mothers. This reflects the UK’s commitment to ensuring all mothers and children around the world have access to good maternal and newborn health care.

DFID (UK AID) is providing essential medicines to ensure health care to mother and child.

Further Information

If anyone wishes to send personal messages of congratulations, these can be posted to the @ClarenceHouse Twitter account. Clarence House and Buckingham Palace will also be updating content on The Duke and Duchess’s official website, and on the British Monarchy Facebook page as more information becomes available.

For more information, please contact:

Victor Mlunde
Political Advisor and Acting Press Officer
British High Commission
Dar es Salaam
Telephone: +255 (0) 22 229 0234
Mobile: +255 (0)714 289428


Published 25 July 2013