Yesterday at 4:24pm Wedding Ideas’ favourite royal bride Kate Middleton gave birth to a healthy 8lbs 6oz baby boy.

Today the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are waking up to their first full day as proud parents, as Britain and much of the world continue to celebrate the birth of our little prince.

the baby easle

The baby was announced at 8:30pm yesterday evening and mother and baby are said to be in good health.

Following the announcement of his new Grandson, The Prince of Wales released a statement.  “Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of our first grandchild,” says Charles. “It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy.

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“Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone’s life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months. 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.”

wills and kate

Following the amazing news of the royal birth we’ve been thinking about newborns at weddings. If you have friends with babies coming to your wedding here are our four top tips on how to make it an enjoyable occasion for everyone…

  1. Ensure there is a quiet chillout area at the venue for feeding and nappy changing
  2. Consider the seating plan, and sit them near to exits so they can make a quick getaway if the baby is crying
  3. Write the baby’s name on the invitation, making a nice keepsake for the parents
  4. Make sure your venue is accessible for prams and pushchairs

Would you allow newborns at your big day? Why not join the conversation over on the Wedding Ideas Forum.