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Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive to meet their baby brother: Little Royals steal spotlight outside Lindo Wing

Mirror logo Mirror 23/04/2018 Dave Burke

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Prince George and Priincess Charlotte have arrived at the hospital to meet their newborn baby brother, who was born earlier today.

a young boy wearing a suit and tie: Credits: REX/Shutterstock © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: REX/Shutterstock The children were taken to the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, to meet the youngest prince with their father William, 35.

a group of people posing for the camera: Credits: WireImage © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: WireImage William was seen smiling as he escorted the two youngsters into the building, which has had the eyes of the world on it all day.

a person holding a child: Credits: Getty Images Europe © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Getty Images Europe Both George and Charlotte grinned, with the princess looking particularly gleeful as she was led inside the building shortly after 4.45pm.

George, who has spent the day at school and was dressed in his school uniform, appeared a little shy as he arrived, but Charlotte waved at the cameras twice, turning to do so and smiling as she walked up the steps.

a young boy standing next to a child: Credits: Getty Images Europe © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Getty Images Europe Kensington Palace said the baby's name would be "announced in due course", but Arthur is already the favourite with punters, according to the bookies.

They had been picked up from Kensington Palace by their father.

Credits: PA © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: PA The Duchess of Cambridge earlier delivered the boy, who weighed 8lbs 7oz, at the same hospital where her two oldest children were born.

a close up of a boy: Credits: Danny Martindale/WENN © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Danny Martindale/WENN She "safely" her third child just hours after being admitted to hospital, and as the country marked patriotic St George's Day.

a person wearing a blue dress: Credits: DAILY MIRROR © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: DAILY MIRROR

His dad, Prince William, was present for the birth, and both mum and baby are "doing well", Kensington Palace said in a statement this afternoon.

a young boy wearing a suit and tie: Credits: DAILY MIRROR © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: DAILY MIRROR Family members have been informed and are "delighted" with the news.

Credits: AFP © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: AFP "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz," the palace said via Twitter.

"The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.

Credits: PA © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: PA "Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."

a man in a suit standing in front of a building: Credits: Sky © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Sky The statement added: "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news."

a group of people wearing costumes: Credits: AFP © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: AFP The royal baby arrived into the world only about five hours after Kate was admitted to hospital in the "early stages of labour".

a group of people in uniform: Credits: Daily Mirror © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Daily Mirror As the Duchess delivered her second son, crowds of well-wishers waited outside the maternity unit, holding banners and Union Jack flags.

After news emerged of the birth, they began cheering loudly and clapping.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge standing in front of a fence: Credits: PA © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: PA Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated Kate and William on the latest addition to their family, and wished them "great happiness".

a sign on the side of a building: Credits: Daily Mirror © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Daily Mirror She tweeted: "My warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby boy.

"I wish them great happiness for the future.

The new Prince of Cambridge, a younger sibling to Kate's two older children, George, four, and two-year-old Charlotte, is now fifth in line to the throne.

Video: Prince William arrives at hospital with George and Charlotte(Provided by ITN News)

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