April 21, 2015 -- Updated 4:10 pm GMT

Royal baby

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The news is now displayed on a Easel outside Buckingham Palace in line with tradition.

A bulletin has been signed by the Queens Gynaecologist Marcus Setchell, who led the medical team that delivered the baby- was taken by a royal aide from the hospital to the palace under police protection.

The document said “Her Royal Highness, the ¬†Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24pm today”

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

The Prince of Wales in a separate statement said he and the duchess of Cornwall were “overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild.

“it is an incredible special moment for ¬†William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy,” he added

The Duke of Cambridge has issued a simple statement saying “we could not be happier.”

A gun salute will be fired at Tower of London at 14:00 BST on Tuesday to mark the birth of the Royal Baby.



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