|The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Image: The British Monarchy Facebook Page|
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24pm, we learned from the Royal Family's official Facebook page.
The baby weighs 8lbs 6oz.
The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.
The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news.
Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight.
|The official announcement of the birth sits on an easel outside Buckingham|
Palace to be viewed by the public. Image: Between Naps
on the Porch Facebook Page
The names of the baby will be announced in due course.
The baby is third in the line of succession after His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge. He is styled His Royal Highness Prince [name] of Cambridge.
The Queen's Press Secretary and a footman posted the official announcement of the baby's birth on an easel on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.
Prince Charles was very elated for the coming of his first grandchild.
Prince of Wales said this evening:
"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.
"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.”
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