The Duchess of Cambridge has welcomed a baby boy at St Mary’s Hospital in west London, where she was admitted earlier today. Kensington Palace announced the birth of the third royal baby born to Prince William and Kate a short whole ago. The couple have two other children, George and Charlotte.

A message released by the palace said: “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.”

The baby, who is yet to be named, is the fifth in line to the throne, and will be Queen Elizabeth’s sixth grandson.

Consultant obstetrician Guy Thorpe-Beeston and consultant gynecologist Alan Farthing helped bring the royal into the world, as they have with the Duchess’s previous births.

The names in favour with bookmakers include Arthur, Albert, Frederick, James and Philip. The baby shares his birthday with Lady Gabrielle Windor, the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, who was born at the Lindo Wing on 23 April 1981 – and narrowly missed being born on the Queen’s birthday, which was on Saturday.

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.