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The Queen and members of The Royal Family “delighted at the news” of royal birth

The Queen and members of The Royal Family are “delighted” at the news that the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a son.

The Duchess, who was admitted to St Mary’s Hospital at 6am on Monday, safely gave birth to the fifth-in-line to the throne at 11:01.

In a statement, Kensington Palace said: “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.”

Prince William was present at the birth, and the baby weighs 8lbs 7oz.

Both Her Royal Highness and her child are doing well.

The Queen was the first to be notified of the birth. From there Kensington Palace tweeted out the news, and an easel with all the birth details will be placed outside of Buckingham Palace before the end of the day.

The name of the new baby will be announced in a few days time.

It is not known whether the Cambridge family will receive any visitors at the hospital.

Similarly, it is not yet clear whether Prince George and Princess Charlotte will join their parents at the hospital to meet their new little brother before he is introduced to the world.

Royal Central will continue to provide coverage of the latest royal baby developments throughout the day.