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Royal baby: Messages from The Prince of Wales and the Prime Minister

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24 pm on 22 July 2013.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their baby

The Prince of Wales said yesterday (22 July) evening:

“Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy.

“Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone’s life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future.”

Prime Minister David Cameron also gave a statement from Downing Street after the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy.

He said:

“It’s wonderful news from St Mary’s Paddington, and I’m sure that right across the country, and indeed right across the Commonwealth, people will be celebrating and wishing the Royal couple well. It is an important moment in the life of our nation, and I suppose above all it is a wonderful moment for a warm and loving couple who have got a brand new baby boy.

“It’s been a remarkable few years for our Royal family - the Royal Wedding captured people’s hearts, the extraordinary and magnificent Jubilee and now this Royal birth. All to a family that has given this nation so much incredible service and they can know that a proud nation is celebrating with them a very proud, happy couple tonight.”

The baby is third in the line of succession after His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge. He is styled His Royal Highness Prince [name] of Cambridge.

Further Information:

To post congratulation messages online, please visit website of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge or British Monarchy Facebook page. You can also post congratulation messages on twitter @ClarenceHouse

Marcus Winsley, Director,
Press and Communications
British High Commission,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021

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Published 23 July 2013