Prince Charles Releases Royal Baby Statement, Still Hasn't Seen the Baby

The wait for the royal baby seemed longer than Prince Charles' wait for the throne. So, following the long-awaited birth of Kate Middleton and Prince William's baby boy on Monday, there's little wonder the royal family is celebrating.

Though, according to reports, William was only present at St. Mary's Hospital — where Middleton delivered her first son — Prince Charles and his wife, Duchess Camilla, are sending their congratulations to the couple via a public statement.

Said Charles about the birth of the royal baby, who will be third in line for the throne, "Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy."

Continued the Prince, "Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone's life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future."

So, impatient as you may be, royal baby fans, keep that in mind: Even the man second in line to the British throne has yet to see Middleton and William's son. But you can continue looking at that easel.