The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy, Buckingham Palace has announced.
His Royal Highness Prince [Name] of Cambridge was born at 4.24pm, weighing 8lbs and 6ozs. The mother and baby are both doing well and will stay in the hospital overnight.
Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, said he is “enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time”, adding that it was “an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine”.
If the baby follows after the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge as king, he will be the 43rd monarch since William the Conqueror obtained the crown of England.
Earlier today, Kate Middleton was admitted to St. Mary’s in Paddington where media from all over the world had camped outside in anticipation of the royal birth because the due date was never announced.
The Duchess was given top medical care in the hospital’s private Lindo wing where her husband Prince William and his borther Prince Harry were worn. The team was led by the Queen’s former gynaecologist Marcus Setchell, who delivered the Countess of Wessex‘s two children Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.
The Dutch was in labor for 11 hours.
UPDATE: Kensington Palace said “The names of the baby will be announced in due course.”