Kensington Palace has announced the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a son at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington on 23 April 2018.

Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.

The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.

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The little prince was born at 11.01 am (local time) and weighed in at 8 lbs 7oz (3.8272 kg).

The baby, who is Queen Elizabeth II’s sixth great-grandchild, will be styled HRH Prince [name] of Cambridge.

The official announcement from Kensington Palace.

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 Town Crier has appeared on the steps of the Lindo Wing announcing the birth of HRH Prince of Cambridge shortly afterwards.

A formal notice of the birth was posted in Buckingham Palace’s forecourt later that day and will remain in place for 24 hours.

The new baby shares his birthday with distant cousin Lady Gabriella Windsor, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent’s daughter who was also born in the Lindo Wing in 1981.

Malcolm IV of Scotland (b 1141) and Afonso II of Portugal (b 1185) are said to be born on St George’s Day.

Possible names include Albert, Arthur, Frederick, Henry, James, Alexander, Philip, William (after his father), Alfred, Charles, Edward and David.

However, Princess Charlotte has made history as she will not lose her position in the line of succession, despite having a younger brother, due to changes made at the Commonwealth Government Heads of State (CHOGM) in Perth in 2011.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry has been bumped down to sixth place.

Governor-General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove has posted a congratulatory message on Facebook.

The Current Line of Succession to the British Throne

1. The Prince of Wales
2. Prince William
3. Prince George
4. Princess Charlotte
5. Prince [Name]
6. Prince Harry
7. Prince Andrew, Duke of York
8. Princess Beatrice
9. Princess Eugenie
10. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
11. James, Viscount Severn
12. Lady Louise Windsor
13. The Princess Royal
14. Peter Phillips
15. Savannah Phillips
16. Isla Phillips
17. Zara Tindall
18. Mia Grace Tindall
19. David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon
20. Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley

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