The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy.The child, who was born in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, central London, is fifth in line to the throne and the Queen’s sixth great-grandchild.
The new arrival, who is the third child of Catherine and the Duke of Cambridge, was born at 11:01 BST weighing 8lbs 7oz.
A Kensington Palace statement said Catherine and her new son are “both doing well”.
William was present for the birth, the palace added.
The statement added that members of both families had been informed and were “delighted with the news”.
Kensington Palace said the name of the baby would be announced in due course and a formal notice of the birth would be posted on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.
Favourite names at the bookmakers include Arthur, Albert, Frederick, James and Philip.
Prime Minister Theresa May tweeted her “warmest congratulations” to William and Catherine.
She said: “I wish them great happiness for the future.”