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It was announced today that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge safely delivered a son, weighing 8lbs 7oz,  at 11.01am on Monday 23 April 2018 and that The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.

Cambridgeshire County Council Chairman, Councillor Mandy Smith, said:

“My warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the safe arrival of their new son. On behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council, I send best wishes, happiness and good health to the Royal Family on the joyous occasion of the birth of their newest member.”

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Mrs Julie Spence, said:

“I am delighted to hear the happy news, and on behalf of the people of Cambridgeshire would like to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the arrival of a new brother for their son HRH Prince George and daughter HRH Princess Charlotte, and wish the whole family much joy and happiness.

We look forward to the next visit by the family to Cambridgeshire.”

While William and Kate have yet to announce the name of their third child, in England and Wales you have a maximum of 42 days from the birth of your baby to register their birth – so when you add that to the months of waiting for your new arrival, there's plenty of time to make up your mind.

The new Royal baby's birth will probably be registered at Kensington Palace by a visiting registrar, but all babies born in Cambridgeshire need to be registered by appointment at your local registration office - this can easily be booked online - simply go to our Registration pages to do this.

(If you need to change an appointment please ring 0345 045 1363 as soon as you know you need to do so, as last year customers not turning up to pre-booked appointments cost the service £14,000.)

The Registration Service can also provide naming ceremonies to celebrate the birth of a child, or welcome an adopted child or step-child into a family. Ceremonies can be held in council ceremony rooms or other licensed venues and can be arranged by any parent, from any cultural background and with or without any religious belief.  More details can be found on the Council’s ceremonies website.

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