Royal Baby Pictures: Images That Tell the Story of the Historic Day

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George and Princess Charlotte have a new family member.
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Royal Baby Pictures: Images That Tell the Story of the Historic Day REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Royal fans rejoice! Prince William and Kate Middleton have welcomed a healthy baby boy to the world in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London. Weighing in at 8lb 7oz, the boy was born at 11:01 a.m. local time on April 23, 2018.

Thousands of onlookers waited anxiously on the streets waiting to catch a glimpse of the newest royal, who is yet to be named. According to the bookies, Arthur is the most likely title for the new prince.

The newborn is the younger brother of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and is fifth in line to the throne, behind his grandfather Prince Charles, his father Prince William and his older siblings.

It also marks the first time a male royal is outranked by a female sibling—since the new baby is behind Charlotte in the line to the throne. Legislation was passed in 2013 to abolish the gender priority of males. The news was officially announced by the Kensington Palace Twitter account: "Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11.01am."

Droves of politicians and celebrities have sent their congratulations through social media. Former First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted: "Barack and I are thrilled to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their newest arrival. We hope to meet him soon for a Kensington Palace pyjama party. I'll wear my robe."

Britain will be swept by royal fever in 2018 when Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle. Harry proposed to Suits star Markle in November last year. They will wed on May 19.

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But for everything about the royal baby birth, you have come to the right place. Here is a breakdown of how the day unfolded in the British capital.

Hundreds of people lined the street outside St. Mary’s Hospital in London to snap the perfect picture for social media. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images