Birth of William and Kates third child is announced to public by Kensington Palace with a tweet
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated the birth of their third child on Monday; a boy who becomes fifth in line to the throne.
The child, whose name has not yet been announced, was born at 11.01am and weighed 8lbs 7oz (3.8kg), Kensington Palace said. His mother, Kate, was said to be doing well and was due to leave hospital on Monday evening. His father, William, was present for the birth.
The young princes elder brother and sister arrived at the central London hospital to visit him shortly after his birth and the royal family was said to be overjoyed to welcome its newest member.
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 palace said on Monday.
About five hours after the birth, Prince William left the Lindo Wing at St Marys hospital in the Paddington area of London to collect the couples other two children, four-year-old Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who turns three on 2 May.
William appeared to tell reporters, Back in a minute, before driving away in a Land Rover Discovery.
George, who has spent the day at school and was dressed in his school uniform, appeared a little shy, but Charlotte waved at the cameras twice, turning to do so and smiling as she walked up the steps.
Kensington Palace said the babys name would be announced in due course, but Arthur is already the favourite with punters, according to bookmakers.