As the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her and Prince William’s first child, thousands gathered outside Buckingham Palace to celebrate the arrival of the new heir to the throne.
Many took to the Mall and outside the Palace cheering the news of the mini monarch-to-be, who becomes Prince (name to be announced) of Cambridge.
As the evening continued, many members of the public took to the area outside the Palace gates and on the Victoria memorial. Well-wishers brought champagne and many waved the British flag as they gave the new parents a celebratory cheer.
The unveiling of the easel was given a rapturous applause as it was brought out and placed just behind the gates. At one point the crowd burst into ‘Happy Birthday’ for the arrival of the royal baby.
The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy at 4.24pm on Monday afternoon, after being admitted to hospital at 5.30am that morning.
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess Of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24pm, a statement from the Palace confirmed. “The baby weighs 8Ibs 6oz.
“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 new. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight.”
It is expected Prince William and Kate will leave the hospital later today and are expected to stop for the first photos with their new little Prince.
The Palace also revealed that the name will be announce in due course. George is currently the favourite for the child’s first name.