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Meet the medical team who welcomed the new royal baby into the world today

With the newest royal addition being welcomed to the world this morning, people from countries far and wide have been celebrating the birth of The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge’s third child.

And after months of speculation on the gender, the happy couple gave birth to a healthy baby boy weighing 8lbs 7oz.

The newest addition to their family was brought in to the world at 11.01 o’clock this morning with the press being notified of the birth around two hours later.

Both the Duchess and the new arrival are said to be doing well and thanks to the incredible, hard-working staff at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, the birth went well.

So who were the team trusted to welcome a new royal into the world?

Guy Thorpe-Beeston was in attendance and is a Surgeon Gynaecologist to the Royal Household. He was also in attendance at the birth of Prince George in 2013 and the birth of Princess Charlotte in 2015.

Also in support was Alan Farthing, Surgeon Gynaecologist to Her Majesty The Queen and Dr Sunit Godambe who works at Imperial College NHS Trust as a Consultant Neonatologist.

He was also present at the birth of George and Charlotte and was the most senior doctor to oversee the births.

Professor Huw Thomas, Physician to Her Majesty The Queen and Head of the Medical Household was also there for the birth of the royal baby.

They were joined by Dr Sunit Godambe, consultant neonatologist at Imperial College NHS Trust.

Midwives were also present, and more than 20 medical experts were on standby in case of an emergency during the birth.

Sir Marcus Setchell, who was The Queen’s surgeon-gynaecologist and famously delivered Prince George, has since retired and was not involved in today’s birth.

A statement from Kensington Palace has revealed: “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.”

A notice has been placed on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace to officially announce the birth to the excited public.

And now the baby has arrived and details of the birth have been released, the next exciting revelation will be to find out what The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William have decided to call their new-born son.

Make sure to keep checking the Royal Central website and social media pages for all your latest news on the royal baby.