UPDATE: PRINCE CHARLES HAS RELEASED THE FOLLOWING 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.
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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."
The GreatKateWait has officially ended!
Britain—along with the rest of the world—is feeling blue this afternoon as the Duchess of Cambridge delivered a healthy baby boy at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, the same location his father and Uncle Harry were born.
"Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24pm," Clarence House tweets. The baby weighs 8 lbs 6 oz, and Prince William was by Kate's side during his son's birth.
"The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry & families have been told and are delighted," Clarence House continued. "Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight."
Not known, however, is the royal tyke's sure-to-be-lengthy moniker, following Grandpa Charles Philip Arthur George and dad William Arthur Philip Louis. The official baby name announcement could take 10 days, so let the baby name games commence.
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So far George is a strong favorite, followed by James (also Kate's brother's name) and Benjamin.
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