Charles 'thrilled' over grandson

Members of the Royal Family have been celebrating the birth of the future King. Among them was Prince Charles who said he was "thrilled and very excited".

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Charles and Camilla meet children in Uncleby

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have met children at an education centre in Kirby Underdale near York today.

Earlier, the Prince said he was "thrilled and excited" about the birth of his first grandson.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall talk to children at the Uncleby Education Centre Credit: ITV Calendar

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Camilla: Charles will make a 'brilliant' grandfather

The Duchess of Cornwall said the Prince of Wales would make a "brilliant" grandfather as she spoke to crowds during a visit.

She told the BBC: "I think it's wonderful news. I think mother, son and father are all well. And I think it's a wonderfully uplifting moment for the country.

"It's very exciting and it's wonderful for the grandfather - he's brilliant with children."

Prince Charles: 'I'm thrilled and very excited'

New grandparents the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were met by cheering crowds of well-wishers during a visit to East Yorkshire today.

According to Clarence House, the Prince said he was "thrilled" by the royal baby's arrival.

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The Prince of Wales, just now in Bugthorpe: "I'm thrilled and very excited" #RoyalBabyBoy

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William's uncle: Birth of baby 'wonderful news'

Earl Spencer, brother of Diana, Princess of Wales. Credit: Aaron Harris/The Canadian Press/Press Association Images

William's uncle, Earl Spencer, described his joy at the new royal baby.

He said: "We're all so pleased: it's wonderful news."

The Earl, whose sister was the Duke's mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, added: "My father always told us how Diana was born on just such a blisteringly hot day, at Sandringham, in July 1961. It's another very happy summer's day, half a century on."