Kate and baby 'doing well'

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent the night in hospital after Kate gave birth to a son yesterday. The baby weighed 8lbs 6oz and was born at 4.24pm.

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Bank of photographers captures Charles' arrival

The bulging bank of photographers outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital burst into action as Prince Charles stepped out of his car.

A huge bank of photographers sprung into action as Charles stepped out of his car. Credit: ITV News

Hospital staff gathered behind barriers by the wing's doors also stretched to take pictures on their mobile phones.

Hospital staff filled a pen shortly before Charles' arrival. Credit: PA
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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank hospital staff

In a statement issued on their behalf, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have thanked hospital staff that helped care for them during the birth of their son.

We would like to thank the staff at the Lindo Wing and the whole hospital for the tremendous care the three of us have received.

We know it has been a very busy period for the hospital and we would like to thank everyone - staff, patients and visitors - for their understanding during this time.

– The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge


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Prince Charles visits royal baby in hospital

Prince Charles has entered the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital where his first grandchild was born yesterday.

His wife, Camilla, accompanied him.

"Have you had a long wait?" Charles asked reporters.

Prince Charles steps out of a car outside St Mary's Hospital. Credit: Georgina Brewer
Prince Charles surrounded by cameras as he enters hospital. Credit: ITV News
Charles and Camilla go through the main entrance of the Lindo Wing. Credit: Tim Ewart

Celebrations in Windsor

The new Prince of Cambridge is the latest addition to the house of Windsor. George V chose the Berkshire town as the family's name in 1917, because of its castle, which remains to this day the preferred weekend home of the Queen.

Sharon Thomas has been to Windsor to find out how they've been celebrating the birth of a future king.

Basildon baby born at exactly the same time as prince

Baby Kate with mum Natia Kavelashvili (right) and hospital staff. Credit: Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

A baby girl in Basildon has received a royal welcome, after she was born at exactly the same time as the Prince of Cambridge.

And - quite appropriately - she's been named Kate.

Mum Natia Kavelashvili - who gave birth at Basildon University Hospital yesterday - had never thought that she might share her big moment with the Duchess of Cambridge.

The mum of two, from Langdon Hills, Essex, said: "I was being prepared to have a caesarean earlier in the day, but there was an emergency so my caesarean was delayed for a while.

"It is strange to think that this meant I ended up having my baby at 4.24pm."

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Tourists and Brits queue to view royal baby easel

Hundreds of people have been queuing outside Buckingham Palace to see the easel displaying the details of the royal baby. The atmosphere remains jubilant, with many tourists saying they were delighted to be a part of such a momentous day in British history.

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