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    Buckingham Palace confirmedDuchess Katehas delivered a healthy baby boy.

    Weighing in at 8lbs and 6oz, the Prince of Cambridge came into the world at 4:24pm on Monday 22nd of July.

    Clarence House, the seat of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, confirmed the news via press release which read:
    "Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4:24pm.
    "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."
    *The official notice which has been placed on the easel outside the Palace has been signed by Marcus Setchell, the Queen's former gynaecologist who led Duchess Kate's royal medical team.

    The new royal baby, the Prince of Cambridge, will be the 43rd sovereign since William the Conqueror if, as expected, he follows reigns by The Prince of Wales then Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.

    Australian Governor-General welcomes Royal Birth
    The Governor-General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, has warmly welcomed the birth of the Royal Prince:

    “On behalf of all Australians, I send heartfelt congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on this joyful occasion.

    “The birth of a baby is an experience to celebrate and cherish. We wish the new parents every happiness and send warm greetings of welcome to the little Prince,” the Governor-General said.