Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy.
The little prince was born on April 23 at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s hospital in London.
The Duchess emerged just seven hours after giving birth, clutching her baby and smiling at hundreds of well-wishers and assembled journalists.
Prince William was present for the birth and later put the boy, strapped into a car seat, into a waiting car.
“Thrice the worry now,” William told reporters, holding up three fingers with a smile, as he got into the car to take his wife and newborn son back to Kensington Palace.
He told onlookers he was “very happy, very excited, thank you.”
Princess Charlotte, 2, turned and waved to the gathered crowd as she joined her brother George, 4, visiting their new brother at the hospital.
The Queen, Prince Charles and other Royal family members were “delighted with the news,” Kensington Palace said.
Keeping with tradition, a framed notice of the birth was placed on a ceremonial easel outside Buckingham Palace.
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11.01am today. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well,” the formal announcement read.
The birth was also announced on social media.
The new prince is Queen Elizabeth’s sixth great-grandchild and fifth-in-line to the throne behind siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Prince William and Prince Charles.
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– Written by Rekha Kulen