According to a source interviewed by the Evening Standard, the couple “had a number of names in mind, but they wanted to see his little face and get to know him first.”

The baby boy, a future king of England, was born at St Mary’s hospital in Paddington, London yesterday afternoon at 4.24pm.

William’ father, and now officially a grandfather, Prince Charles said “Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild…an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine”.

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall called it a “wonderfully uplifting moment for the country”.

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Kate Middleton’s parents visited the hospital this afternoon to meet their grandchild. Carole Middleton said  “He’s absolutely beautiful. We are so thrilled. They are both doing really well.”

A statement from Kate and Wills this afternoon read: “We would like to thank the staff at the Lindo Wing and the whole hospital for the tremendous care the three of us have received.”

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