15 JULY 1905, Page 3

The Princess of Wales gave birth to a son on

Wednesday morning. The well-deserved popularity of the Prince and Princess among all classes makes the popular congratula- tions something more than a mere matter of formality and compliment. The nation likes to remember that their five sons and a daughter are in a very special degree British Royal children. Both father and mother are "native born." To find a precedent we must go back to Queen Anne.