Fred Duval/Stringer/Getty ImagesIt's a boy!
Prince William and Kate Middleton's first child was born today at St. Mary's Hospital in London.
The royal baby was born at 4.24pm after Middleton was in labor for ten hours.
The baby boy weighs 8lbs 6oz.
Prince William was by Middleton's side as she gave birth, Clarence House reports. The couple waited four hours before sharing the news with the world.
SkyNews confirmed the birth via Twitter:July 22, 2013
Clarence House says the Duchess of Cambridge and her baby son are "both doing well," but Middleton will r emain in the Lindo Wing overnight.
Prince William is also expected to spend the night with his wife and their new son in a private wing at St. Mary's.
The next big image will be of the new parents leaving the hospital tomorrow.
The birth announcement was placed on an easel outside of Buckingham Palace to announce the birth to the world.
Prince Charles, a first time grandfather, just released the below statement:
“Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special 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.”
Meanwhile, the crowd outside of Buckingham Palace is growing:
People could not be more excited and eager to get a glimpse inside:
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