The Official Birth Announcement
Deviating from tradition, the world first found out about the royal baby's birth following a press release, which stated the baby's gender and weight. Next, a formal announcement was placed on a special easel at the gates of Buckingham Palace — a simple piece of paper signed by the medical staff that assisted Kate Middleton with the birth. Just like when Prince William was born, hundreds of well-wishers crowded outside the palace gates so they could be the first people to see the announcement of the baby's arrival. Meanwhile, other babies born in the UK on July 22 received silver coins from The Royal Mint.