Key timings for the royal birth

Here are the timings of the birth of the new Prince of Cambridge:

- Before 6am: The Duchess of Cambridge is driven to the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, accompanied by the Duke of Cambridge.

- 8.24am: Kensington Palace confirms Kate has been admitted to hospital in the early stages of labour.

- 11.01am: Kate gives birth to a baby son.

- 1.02pm: Kensington Palace announces the birth of the prince and reveals the baby weighs 8lb 7oz.

The palace says the Queen, the royal family and Kate's family are delighted with the news, and mother and baby are both doing well.

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