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Prince Charles releases statement on the birth of his new grandson

Prince Charles has released a statement a day after the birth of his newest grandson.

The statement comes on behalf of the Duchess of Cambridge and himself, it reads: “We are both so pleased at the news. It is a great joy to have another grandchild, the only trouble is I don’t know how I am going to keep up with them.”

Yesterday, 23 April, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third child and second son born at 11.01 am, weighing 8 lbs 7 oz.

The Duchess of Cambridge went into labour in the early morning hours and was admitted into the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hosptial on St George’s Day before 6 am. Kensington Palace announced around 8:30am on the morning of 23 April that Her Royal Highness had been admitted to hospital with the Duke of Cambridge at her side.

Her Majesty 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 was 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.

The Duchess only had two visitors – her two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

They visited the hospital to meet their new baby brother for the first time.

In total, they were at the hospital for less than half an hour before returning to Kensington Palace where they were reintroduced to their new family member.

In a statement, Kensington Palace said: “Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank all staff at the hospital for the care and treatment they have received.

“They would also like to thank everyone for their warm wishes.”

Additional reporting by Charlie Proctor