A Buckingham Palace spokesman said the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are delighted at the news that Kate has given birth to a son.

The new royal baby is third in line to the throne and a future king. A great-grandchild to the Queen – her third – the newborn will also one day be crowned sovereign.

If the baby follows after the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge as king, he will be the 43rd monarch since William the Conqueror obtained the crown of England.

source:  skynews