A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are delighted at the news.”
First-time parents Kate and William, both 31, will be busy deciding on a name for their bundle of joy – with bookies touting George and James as the favourites.
A change in the laws of succession announced in October 2011 meant that boy or girl, the firstborn child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would be THIRD in line to the throne.
The nation has been waiting with bated-breath for this historic day since the royal couple announced they were expecting their first child in December 2012.
Kate had a rocky start to her pregnancy when she had to be admitted to hospital with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, a severe type of morning sickness.
Prince William was also born in the famous hospital wing in 1982 – with his brother Harry following two years later.
He made his public debut with his parents outside the hospital, wrapped in a white blanket carried in the arms of his mother Diana.
The baby Prince already has a tour scheduled for 2014 when he will be joined by his parents on a trip to Australia and New Zealand.
Mirroring his dad’s early years, Prince Charles and Princess Diana also took a 9-month-old Prince William Down Under in 1983.
Source: The Sun
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