The latest addition to the royal family has been named Prince George Alexander Louis, but where did the Prince get his names?
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their son George Alexander Louis, Kensington Palace said.
With the imminent arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's firstborn here are some of the more unusual facts about royal babies.
Congratulations to William and Kate!! So happy they have a healthy baby and everyone is good. Can't wait to see him now ? #Royalbaby
Ahhh congrats to william and kate on little baby boy!! :)
Ahhh a little prince!! Congratulations to the royal family!
The Right Revd Mark Bryant, Bishop Of Jarrow has congratulated the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of the prince.
– The Right Revd Mark Bryant
"Anybody who has been a parent or grandparent will know something of the joy and anxiety that the birth of a new baby brings. On behalf of the congregations of the Diocese of Durham I send our warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess on the birth of their son. William and Kate will face particular pressures in the care and bringing up of their son and I hope that many in the North East will be praying for them in these early days of being parents."
The Queen has returned to Buckingham Palace as the world waits for the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first child.
A look at how the impending arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby is being covered around the world.
The front page of the Guardian website features a "Republican" switch which turns off all royal baby coverage.
Australia's Courier-Mail website leads with the headline "Royal baby is on the way".
Prince Charles laughed as a well-wisher shouted to him, "Congratulations Sir, it's triplets!"
As the Prince walked over to say hello, John Dowson joked, "I heard it on the radio".
Mr Dowson said afterwards, "He just laughed, he was really jolly. Everybody's so excited in the country for him".
While everyone is talking about the imminent arrival of the Royal baby, our region has been playing host to another member of the royal family today.
Prince Charles has been in York to visit the National Railway Museum and York Minster.
The Prince of Wales was shown around the museum this morning - where he is patron to the world-famous Mallard, which is also celebrating its 75th anniversary.
He then went on to visit the city's Minster.
Hundreds of people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of Prince Charles as he left York Minster this morning to continue his tour of Yorkshire.
Prince Charles tries a spot of masonry during his visit to York minster. The Prince arrived in York this morning by steam train at the National Railway museum. He will be in Yorkshire for two days.