Kate Middleton surprises new parents just hours after the arrival of their son over video call

Publish Date
Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 9:05AM

While she may be one of the most famous women in the world, that didn't stop Kate Middleton from taking a moment to congratulate new parents, Rebecca Attwood and John Gill, on the birth of their son.

The Duchess of Cambridge - who is a mum to Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two - surprised the couple just 16 hours after the arrival of their son, Max, via a video call. 

"Very nice to meet you," the royal mum said from her home at Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

"Well, firstly, huge congratulations. Is it a little boy or a little girl?"

When she learned it is a boy, Kate responded: "He's so sweet. Congratulations!"

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The Duchess also spoke with midwives and medical staff in the maternity ward of the hospital.

Max was born in Kingston Hospital in London, which is the same hospital the Duchess had previously volunteered at in November 2019.

As part of her Early Years Project, the Duchess reportedly spent time in the antenatal, postnatal and labour wards of the busy maternity unit, which delivered more than 5,900 babies in 2018.

Prince William and Kate's own children were delivered at the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital.