BREAKING: Prince William And Kate Middleton Announce The Name Of Their Baby Boy

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third baby is here, with Kensington Palace announcing the tot's arrival on Twitter on the day.

And now, the name of Prince William and Kate Middleton's little baby boy has been shared too - Louis Arthur Charles.

Just like with all of Kate's pregnancies, news of the royal bundle joy's arrival was first shared by Kensington Palace with an official statement, which also listed a couple of details such as the boy's weight and time of birth.

It read: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs.

"The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."

In a separate tweet, Kensington Palace 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."

Kate and William's third bundle of joy will take over Prince Harry as the fifth in line to the throne after Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Following the birth of her new brother, Princess Charlotte has made history, and it is all down to the Succession to the Crown Act of 2013.

The two-year-old has retained her right to the throne, as the act states that a female is no longer diminished by a younger brother when it comes to succession.

Credit: PA Images
Credit: PA Images

The act states: "In determining the succession to the Crown, the gender of a person born after 28 October 2011 does not give that person, or that person's descendants, precedence over any other person (whenever born)."

As always with any royal baby, bookies put odds on potential names for the tot, and Arthur was placed at 2/1 by William Hill.

Albert was given odds at 3/1, James 5/1, Phillip and Thomas at 6/1, Alexander 8/1 and Jack at 10/1.

There was a few wildcards too such as Wayne, Nigel and Piers at 500/1.

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