Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate became the new parents of a baby boy. The Duchess gave birth to her son on Monday afternoon. Following the birth, the Duke of Cambridge stating, "We could not be happier".
FOX News Radio's Simon Owen reports from Buckingham Palace in London:
Perhaps a couple of thousand people have headed down here on a hot summer's evening. Some cheering, some blowing party horns and cars have been hooting as they drive past.
The details of the baby's birth are posted on an easel just behind me revealing the child weighed 8lbs and 6oz. He arrived at 4:24pm British time. The baby and the Duchess are doing well according to Kensington Palace. They'll stay in the hospital overnight. And there's no news on a name yet.
At Buckingham Palace in London, Simon Owen, FOX News Radio.
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READ the press release from the Palace:
THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE HAS BEEN DELIVERED OF A SON
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24pm.
The baby weighs 8lbs 6oz.
The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.
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.
Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight.
Notes to Editors
1. The medical staff present were Mr Marcus Setchell, Surgeon-Gynaecologist, Mr Guy Thorpe-Beeston, Obstetrician and Dr Sunit Godambe, Consultant Neonatologist at St Mary's Hospital.
2. The names of the baby will be announced in due course.
3. The baby is third in the line of Succession after His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge. He is styled His Royal Highness Prince of Cambridge.
4. A formal notice of the birth will be posted on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace this evening.
READ a statement from the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall following the birth of the Royal Baby:
"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."
READ a statement by the President and Mrs. Obama congratulating their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge:
"Michelle and I are so pleased to congratulate The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the joyous occasion of the birth of their first child. We wish them all the happiness and blessings parenthood brings. The child enters the world at a time of promise and opportunity for our two nations. Given the special relationship between us, the American people are pleased to join with the people of the United Kingdom as they celebrate the birth of the young prince."