A new prince is born! Kate Middleton and newborn son ‘doing well’, says Kensington Palace

With April 23 marking St George’s Day, the new royal baby prince has a very patriotic birthday!

Kate Middleton has given birth to a baby boy, Kensington Palace has announced.

Earlier today, the Duchess of Cambridge was transferred to St Mary’s Hospital in London, the same hospital where she delivered her older children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, with her husband Prince William by her side.

A statement read: “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.

“Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”

Kensington Palace has chosen to announce any updates through its social media channels in order to make the birth more accessible to royal watchers around the world.

Unlike with Prince George, who was the first grandchild with for both Prince Charles and Carole and Michael Middleton, the grandparents are believed to be staying away from the hospital and will be meeting their new grandson behind the gates of the palace after the public fanfare has ended.