Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, today gave birth to their third child, making him fifth-in-line to the British throne.
The baby was born at 1101 hours local time, Kensington Palace said in a statement. The palace added that the mother and baby are doing well. “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.
A notice has been placed on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace following the announcement of the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child. The new baby is fifth-in-line to the British throne, behind her grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William, brother Prince George, 4, and sister Princess Charlotte, 2. The baby boy’s birth pushes his uncle Prince Harry one place down the line of succession to sixth.
The name of the new prince has not yet been announced. Favourites at the bookmakers include Arthur, Albert, Frederick, James and Philip, the BBC reported.
Prime Minister Theresa May tweeted her "warmest congratulations" to William and Catherine.
Earlier, the 36-year-old Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, where both her previous pregnancies – George in 2013 and Charlotte in 2015 were also born.