Cambridgeshire sends congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on birth of royal baby

PUBLISHED: 14:31 23 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:31 23 April 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

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Messages of congratulations have been sent to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son.

The child, who was born in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, London, is the couple’s third child.

The baby boy, who was born at 11.01am weighing 8lbs 7oz, is fifth in line to the throne and the Queen’s sixth great-grandchild.

Following the announcement, Cambridge mayor Cllr George Pippas said: “This is wonderful news and I know there will be many people in Cambridge who will be delighted to hear of the new arrival.

“I have written to their royal highnesses to offer congratulations and to wish them joy and happiness.”

The Duchess of Cambridge is a patron for Milton-based East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (Each) while Prince William spent time as a pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance based at Cambridge Airport, finishing in July 2017.

The Duchess has shown great support of Each since becoming patron in 2012. Her dedication to the cause has seen a great increase in awareness and understanding of children’s palliative care across the country.

Graham Butland, the charity’s chief executive, said: “On behalf of all us at Each, I’d like to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their third child.

“Her Royal Highness has been a fantastic supporter of Each in her role as royal patron, including throughout her pregnancies, giving our media profile a significant boost and inspiring many people to raise funds for us, so we’re incredibly fortunate.

“I know from Her Royal Highness’s interaction with children and young people at our hospices, and from talking to the children and families who have met her, that she has all the qualities of a fantastic mum.

“We wish the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their family every health and happiness.”

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