The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a boy.
Kate Middleton was admitted to hospital in London after going into labour with her third child early in the morning of 23 April.
The palace has now revealed she has given birth to a healthy son weighing 8lbs 7oz.
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs,” palace officials said in a statement.
“The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both 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.”
Middleton was admitted to hospital before 6am but the palace has yet to say how long the 36-year-old was in labour.
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London earlier this morning in the early stages of labour,” Kensington Palace tweeted earlier in the day.
“The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge.”
The self-proclaimed Royalist Town Crier walked up the steps of the Lindo Wing where he called out “God Save the Queen” and announced the baby prince’s birth.
Die-hard royal fans have been camped out the hospital for weeks as they awaited the birth with bated breath.
Camera crews and journalists have also gathered to wait and the road outside the hospital has also been cordoned off since last week in anticipation.
It is likely the couple will pose for photos with their new-born son outside the Lindo Wing when they leave hospital – just as they did with their two previous children.