Norway’s royal family congratulated Britain’s royal house on the news that Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a baby boy.
“The royal family has sent a message of congratulations,” palace spokesperson Marianne Hagen told news bureau NTB on Monday night.
The baby is third in line to the British throne after Prince Charles and Prince William.
Norway’s mainstram media devoted considerable resources to covering the birth of a new British royal heir, who weighed 3,798 kilograms on arrival. That makes him the heaviest future king in recent history. The head of Norway’s midwife association, Trude Thommesen, said that such an above-average weight was still within a normal range.
Interviewed by newspaper VG, Thommesen said details of the birth looked “just great.”