Well-wishers at the Buckingham Palace gate

The gate of the Buckingham Palace was besieged by thousands of cheering crowd as it was announced yesterday that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to a healthy heir weighing 3.8kg.

The baby, (who is still yet to be named) is third in line to the throne and in the direct line of succession after his grandfather -Prince Charles ( Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest son and heir), and his father, Prince William -Duke of Cambridge.