As it happened: Reaction to new royal

Key points

  • The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a son
  • The baby weighed 8lbs 6oz and was born at 16:24 BST
  • The new baby is third in line to the throne after Prince Charles and Prince William
  • A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: "The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are delighted."
  • Prime Minister David Cameron said: "The whole country will celebrate. They'll make wonderful parents."
  • US President Barack Obama said: "We wish them all the happiness parenthood brings."

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Last updated 23 July 2013

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