The Royal Family has welcomed the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child.
Showing off his new son outside St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, Prince William joked that he was expecting “thrice the worry now”, with three children under the age of five.
The baby Prince, born yesterday morning, “was wrapped up in a white shawl and bonnet has not been given a name yet”, says the Daily Express.
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Catherine had been admitted to the hospital’s Lido Wing in the early stages of labour at around 6am.
A statement by Kensington Palace shortly after 1pm said: “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The Baby weighs 8lb 7oz.
“Prince William was present for the birth.”
Both mother and baby are doing well, the palace added.
His siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, arrived earlier in the day to meet the newest member of their family.
The new baby boy is fifth in line to the throne, with Prince Harry dropping down a place in the order of succession.
The newborn was greeted on social media by everyone from Theresa May to the London Eye.
“My warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby boy,” the Prime Minister wrote on Twitter. “I wish them great happiness for the future.”
Meanwhile, the London attraction announced that it would light up in red, white and blue to honour of the birth.
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