Prince William and Kate Middleton have welcomed their third child, a little boy, and he is already receiving a royal fanfare.
Kensington Palace announced that Kate was born on Monday after being hospitalized earlier in the morning.
"Your Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely released by a son at 11:01 am," the statement said. "The baby weighs 8 pounds, 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present at birth."
"The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, and members of both families were informed and are happy about the news, "The statement went on. "Your Royal Highness and her child are both fine."
The newborn was greeted on social media by British Prime Minister Theresa May to the London Eye.
"My warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their little boy," wrote May on Twitter. "I wish them good luck for the future."
The London Eye announced that it would glow in red, white and blue to honor the arrival of Prince George and Princess Charlotte's younger siblings.
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The University of St. Andrews congratulated the proud parents who are alumni of the school with a reminder photo of the duo
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The Church of England and the Archbishop of Canterbury also greeted the newborns with a special prayer and blessing. Westminster Abbey announced that at 1pm, Glockenspielers will "ring a full Bell from Cambridge Surprise Royal". Tuesday to celebrate the birth.
Clarence House, the residence of William's father Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, retweeted Kensington Palace News ,
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For the first time in history, a female royal body in the line of succession will not be affected by the arrival of a younger one Brother's are taken. Thanks to the 2013 Act of Succession, the order of birth determines who will become the next king or queen of the United Kingdom, regardless of sex. Had it not been in place, Charlotte would have lost her place if Kate had given birth to a boy.
The royal baby remains fifth after Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.