Couple welcomed their son yesterday

Prince William has spoken of his and Kate Middleton‘s joy at the birth of their baby boy.

The royal couple, both 31, welcomed their son at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, yesterday afternoon at 4.24pm after an 11-hour labour.

He weighed 8lb 6oz and it was a natural delivery.

Wills, who was present at the birth, has released a statement saying: We could not be happier.’

The happy news was made public four hours after the baby’s birth, giving Kate and Wills a chance to spend some private time with their son.

[They] just wanted to spend a little time together to bond as a family,’ a source tells Mail Online.

There’s still no news on the little boy’s name but it was announced earlier this year that he’ll be known as the Prince of Cambridge.

The new parents spent the night at the hospital and it’s thought that they could leave for Kensington Palace this afternoon, giving the world a first glimpse of their son.

The Queen’s former gynaecologist Marcus Setchell, who helped to deliver the baby, said he was a ‘wonderful baby, beautiful baby’ as he left the hospital last night.

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Anna Francis