Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla ‘Overjoyed’ at Royal Birth

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
July 22, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, said that he and his wife “are overjoyed at the arrival of “their first grandchild, after Princess Catherine gave birth on July 22.

“Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild,” the prince said in a statement. ” It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy.”

Being a grandfather will be special, he said.

“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.”

The baby was born at 4:24 p.m. and weighs 6 pounds 6 ounces, and is both third in line for the British throne and will eventually become Supreme Governor of the Church of England. No name has been chosen yet for the boy.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.