At long last, the Duchess of Cambridge is a mother.
After the world waiting for months with baited breath, Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed a son on Monday around 4:00 p.m. London time. Now not even a day old, the royal baby boy without a name is already destined to rule: he is third in line to the British throne, after his grandfather, Prince Charles, and father.
But, fear not United Kingdom, for your future king is in good hands. Ever since joining the monarchy with the wedding heard ’round the world, the Duchess has shown she is made for motherhood, bonding with little ones all across the globe during her official U.K. appearances, buzzed-about trip to America and Diamond Jubilee Tour..
Now that Wills’ better half has the royal baby in her bassinet, Celebuzz is looking back at some of her sweetest maternal moments – from inspiring pupils at British schools, to comforting young hospital patients and greeting giddy little ones at appearances.