A Prince is born

Published: 23 Jul 2013

Royal easel announcing birth of baby

Congratulations to TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the safe arrival of their baby boy.

The young Prince arrived on Monday 22 July at 16.24 weighing 8lbs 6oz. Both mother and baby are doing well, with William by their side.

As is tradition, a formal notice of the birth was posted on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace. Thousands of people have already gathered to catch a glimpse of the easel.

Third in line

The names of the baby will be announced in due course. The baby is third in the line of succession after His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge.

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news.

Everyone at The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation and Association worldwide wishes the family well and hope that the young Prince will sign up for the Award when he is old enough.