An overjoyed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are the proud parents of a healthy baby boy, and the nation celebrates the birth of a future king.
The couple's son weighted 8lb 6oz and was delivered at 4:24pm today at the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington with his proud father, Prince William, looking on.
Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight, said a spokesman for the palace. Palace sources said the couple chose to delay the public announcement of the birth to allow them to spend quality time together.
|Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge|
William's father, Charles, the Prince of Wales said this evening: "Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredible moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy.
Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone's life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future."
|The Queen's Press Secretary Ailsa Anderson with Badar Azim, a Footman, place the document|
|The Duchess of Cambridge carrying the future king as they leave the hospital July 23rd 2013|
|Special moment: Prince William and Kate waved and smiled broadly to the waiting cameras as they held their prince on the steps of the private Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in London July 23rd 2012|
|Statement: William and Kate both spoke to the press and the Prince said 'thankfully he has her looks'|
|Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Baby Cambridge as they leave the Lindo Wing, St. Mary's hospital in London July 23rd 2013|
Congratulations to the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge from Empowerment Moments Blog