Update: Sophie, Countess of Wessex, welcomes a son
Update: Surprise! The royal couple welcomed a 6 lbs, 2 oz son at 4:20 pm Monday in Surrey. No name has been chosen as of yet.
Originally posted 10:30 am: After undergoing an emergency C-section with the birth of Lady Louise Windsor, 4, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, has opted for a repeat C-section with her second child, due Christmas day. The 42-year-old wife of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex will deliver their baby — whose sex is not known — on Friday Dec. 21 and will remain in the hospital until Christmas Eve. After she is discharged, the family intends to spend the holidays at their home in Bagshot Park.
According to London’s Daily Mail, Sophie experienced extreme blood loss following a placental abruption with Louise, which necessitated her premature delivery. The Queen, who was said to have been "horrified" by what Sophie experienced during the birth, reportedly will visit her daughter-in-law and new grandchild sometime after Christmas.
Source: Daily Mail