ROYAL BABY ARRIVES!
As with all rapid response assemblies, you might need to update this assembly prior to use.
Suitable for Whole School
A response to the exciting news that William and Kate are now the proud parents of a son.
Preparation and resources
Reader 1: Read all about it! Read all about it! Royal baby arrived! Royal baby arrived!
Reader 2: Oh how exciting! What’s the baby called?
Reader 1: We don’t know yet – we’ve just got to wait.
Reader 2: And is the Duchess OK today?
Reader 1: She and Prince William are overjoyed. The baby was quite big, weighing in at eight pounds, six ounces, and was born at 4.24 p.m. on 22 July.
The new prince is third in line to the throne – after his grandfather Charles and his father William.
Reader 2: So it’ll be ages before he’s king!
Leader: Kate, the baby’s mum, was very ill just before Christmas last year, and that’s how we all heard she was expecting a baby. She went into hospital for a little while until she was feeling better. Then she went back on duty as a member of the royal family, visiting places and events, and we slowly watched as her tummy got rounder through the months.
Yes, lots of women get what we call morning sickness when they are first expecting a baby. In fact, it sometimes tells the woman that she is expecting a baby! And so it was the first sign that the baby was on the way! And now the baby has been born, and we can all celebrate!
Leader: Many of you will remember having a baby in your homes – a sister or a brother. Some of your Mums and Dads are expecting babies now. It’s always very exciting when we learn someone is expecting a baby – babies bring so much joy and so many hopes with them: brand new life, with all those possibilities. And while your baby brothers and sisters could do all sorts of things in the future, this baby has a more limited future – he will be part of the heritage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and one day – probably a long way off in the future – will be our monarch.
Time for reflection
(Show the images of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with their baby).
Let’s be quiet and thank God for the joy that babies bring – to their mums and dads, grandparents, sisters and brothers.
We think of the Queen, and think of how happy this news will have made her, too. As we look forward to our holidays, and all the excitement that they bring,
we say: ‘Thank you for babies and the love and joy they bring. Amen.’
‘I belong to a family’ (Come and Praise, 69)