The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine, has welcomed her third child with Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.
The news was confirmed by the Kensington Palace on Monday in a statement shared on their official Twitter page.
“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,” the statement said. “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs.
The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz.
The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.
Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 23, 2018
BBC adds that the boy was born in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, central London, same place the couple’s first two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born.
The new boy is now the fifth in line to the throne and the Queen’s sixth great-grandchild. Also, his name will be announced in due course and a formal notice of the birth would be posted on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.
Reacting to the news of the birth, the Prime Minister Theresa May tweeted her “warmest congratulations” to William and Catherine, saying, “I wish them great happiness for the future.”