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World awaits naming of royal baby boy

By Emcfarnon  |  Posted: July 23, 2013

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed a baby boy, delivered yesterday at 4.24pm - photo Chris Jackson/PA Wire

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Well-wishers across the globe have been celebrating the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby boy, the third heir to the British throne.

The baby, who will be known as the Prince of Cambridge, was delivered at 4.24pm on Tuesday afternoon, weighing 8lb 6oz.

The world had their first glimpse of the newborn prince last night but will have to wait a little longer to hear what he will be christened.

The Duke and Duchess left the private Lindo Wing, of St Mary's Hospital, west London, yesterday evening after briefly posing for waiting photographers and answering a few questions from journalists.

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The Royal couple said they were very emotional and Prince William insisted that the baby had inherited his mother's looks.

Meanwhile the Prince of Wales said he and the Duchess of Cornwall were "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," he added.

People across the globe are eagerly awaiting the name of the newborn Prince. George is the bookmakers' favourite, followed by James and Alexander.

The baby boy was delivered in the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, where both Prince William and Harry were born.

The Duke and Duchess, both 31, travelled to the hospital by car without a police escort, arriving at 6am and Prince William was at the wheel when they left last night.

News of the birth was issued in a statement by Kensington Palace at 8.30pm.

A notice signed by the Queen's gynaecologist Marcus Setchell, who led the medical team that delivered the baby, was displayed on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.

The baby boy becomes the third in line to the throne, pushing William’s brother Harry down to fourth.

Prime Minister David Cameron said last night: "It is an important moment in the life of our nation but I suppose, above all, it's a wonderful moment for a warm and loving couple who've got a brand new baby boy".

Various celebrations took place across the capital including a salute by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and Honourable Artillery Company.

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  • hasod  |  August 29 2013, 4:10PM

    thought he had been named isn't it Wayne , Tyrone Windsor ?

  • Hubert1841  |  August 27 2013, 1:15PM

    In other news, World awaits end of poverty, land and property redistribution, global disarmament, an end to privilege elite class rights, equal rights for all classes, races and sexes and a better respect for the environment. World does not hold its breath.

  • JohnZFish  |  August 16 2013, 2:10PM

    Today we have naming of parts and it will drag on for several more days.

  • derkaiser  |  August 02 2013, 9:35AM

    02.08.13 Edward Snowdon has got asylum in Russia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyeeeeessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!! Little bully America is spitting out its dummy and stamping its little feet! §$%& America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • J-LOTT  |  July 24 2013, 12:29PM

    Prince Louis George Alexader

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  • TheCityofLeic  |  July 23 2013, 4:59PM

    That is a bold statement lamail? I am thrilled for the couple and wish them all the happiness in the world for them and their baby son. The future king.

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  • TonyLeicester  |  July 23 2013, 3:34PM

    At last the baby is here and it is a boy. Fantastic news and can't wait to see the royal baby soon.

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  • ZooLander  |  July 23 2013, 10:38AM

    Congratulations to the Royal couple... I can't believe in the news the presenters were referring to the future King as 'IT'...

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  • 3l1zab3th  |  July 23 2013, 10:09AM

    Prince Owain the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge should name their baby, it'll have connections with Anglesey also then.

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  • lamail  |  July 23 2013, 8:32AM

    Bored with this now - they should have posted a picture at least - yesterdays news!

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