Prince Charles: "Overjoyed at the Arrival of My First Grandchild"

Prince Charles:

Delighted at becoming a grandfather to a healthy baby boy, Prince Charles spoke out after Kate Middleton gave birth at 4:24pm in London this afternoon (July 22).

Receiving a phone call from Prince William with the happy news, the Prince of Wales shared, “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.”

Ready for a new chapter in his life, the 64-year-old royal continued, “Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyones 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.”

As for his mother and the new arrival”s great-grandmother, a Buckingham Palace spokesman stated, “The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are delighted at the news.”