Congratulations are in order for Kate Middleton and Prince William aka the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who welcomed their first child, a baby boy at 16:24 on 22 July 2013.
Hurrah! The Duchess gave birth to the royal baby at the exclusive Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital, where Princess Diana delivered both William and Harry. According to a statement from Kensington Palace the Duchess is "doing well" and will remain in hospital over night.
After much delight from the Leos of Britain, who thought the baby would be born tomorrow, the royal bundle of joy is in fact, a Cancerian. AND guess what? The new prince is in good company with the likes of 50 Cent, Cheryl Cole and Ernest Hemingway just some famous Cancerian babies.
The royal baby also shares a b'day with Selena Gomez. Lucky boy.
The Future King of England will be given the title of Prince of Cambridge (the first time the title has been used in 190 years *gasps*). If Kate and Wills had had a girl she would've been a Princess after recent changes to royal succession. Under past rules, a first-born girl would've been titled Lady and NOT known as Her Royal Highness.
Reports now suggest that new dad William will not address the media this evening, as was expected, and will spend the night inside the hospital with Kate.Prime Minister David Cameron took to Twitter to share his congratulations saying "They'll make wonderful parents"...
I'm delighted for the Duke and Duchess now their son has been born. The whole country will celebrate. They'll make wonderful parents.
- David Cameron (@David_Cameron) July 22, 2013
According to reports the Prince of Wales is "enormously proud to be a grandfather".JLS veteran Marvin Humes, who recently welcomed his first child, was also quick to share his well wishes...
And it was just a matter of time until the spoof accounts got in on the #RoyalBaby action.
Congratulations to William and Kate! There's no better feeling than the arrival of your child! Great news!
- Marvin Humes (@MarvinHumes) July 22, 2013
Just had FaceTime with mummy and the #RoyalBaby
- Jessica Lewis (@JessicaRoseJR) July 22, 2013
See our Royal Baby build up news feed here.