July 22nd, 2013
09:33 PM ET

It's a boy! Why the obsession with the royal birth?

It's a boy!

The highly anticipated arrival of the newest member of the royal family arrived today at 4:24 p.m. local time in London.

After nearly 14 hours of labor, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge delivered a healthy boy weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces.

The official announcement was posted outside Buckingham Palace where Queen Elizabeth II was the first to learn the news.

According to the statement:

"Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."

Hundreds gathered outside the gates to witness the occasion. As for names, the world will have to wait at least a few more days before Prince William and Kate leave the hospital and reveal the name of their son who is now the third in line to the throne.

It's a boy! Catherine gives birth to royal baby

For weeks, the world has been obsessed with news of the royal baby. It's an obsession that's not new.

For more than a century, royal fanatics have anxiously awaited the news of a royal birth and here in America, the fascination has reached new highs.

Outfront tonight: Joe Concha is a television critic for Mediaite.

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  1. Andrew

    who cares but at least the british have something to talk about i guess?
    ready for november to roll around when Erin gives birth.
    hopefully to a baby girl (future cnn news anchor) 😉

    July 23, 2013 at 10:17 am | Reply
    • Richard

      From what I see, it isn't Britain, but the US, that is doing most of the talking about this! It is quite understandable, of course.

      July 23, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Reply
  2. arik fetscher

    Ah yes remeber Lacy vests my thought to hard working reporters that you mocked with Rick Perry while offering one way tickets to the war front to those of us who believed in what Arwa Damaon might be capable of, so now the one who mocked Occupy Wall St and thought Wall St would forget and journalists would forget is pregnant. Well my dear like Lehman and Bear Staerns you know what I can do and how Wall St hamdles its own, now add the Catholics which you mocked while the Pope seems to like my ideas, the muslims which you think buffons who are just tools to be handed soccer balls and left, and journalists who put their lives on the line to make a difference. I got no clue what you think but I do have a clue as to what others will think when just parts of those tapes are rolled and parts of the past divulged that I worked and sacrificed to make a difference while you tried to take an easy way and lived off that work and sacrifice on behalf of the people for the benefit of money and mocked me as choosing the path of poverty because I wanted to do good for people and make things right and offer a decent chance? Well you get what I can offer in the capacity you gave me which is a Pope around the corner from Basilica which will never be a blessing on your child but only that to which you wished and your husband made happen to others. CNN cannt have Erin Burnett work for it anymore nor can any bank allow him to work at it thats just my humble observation and like England you lost the kilted girls who once looked up to you in Scotland and rightfully so because you were offered all and chose nothing.

    July 23, 2013 at 12:54 am | Reply
  3. arik fetscher

    This aint reagans presidency Bankers will pay and now we know how!

    July 23, 2013 at 12:08 am | Reply
  4. arik fetscher

    Enjoy your babymoon now pay for it!

    July 23, 2013 at 12:07 am | Reply
  5. arik fetscher

    I wish you nothing but what you deserve. You blocked and tried to hate me so thats what you get for your child. I wish it all the pain and hardship and theft of its happiness you tried. In your best day it would be aborted. Sincerely France and the Pope

    July 23, 2013 at 12:01 am | Reply

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