It's a boy!
The highly anticipated arrival of the newest member of the royal family arrived today at 4:24 p.m. local time in London.
After nearly 14 hours of labor, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge delivered a healthy boy weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces.
The official announcement was posted outside Buckingham Palace where Queen Elizabeth II was the first to learn the news.
According to the statement:
"Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."
Hundreds gathered outside the gates to witness the occasion. As for names, the world will have to wait at least a few more days before Prince William and Kate leave the hospital and reveal the name of their son who is now the third in line to the throne.
For weeks, the world has been obsessed with news of the royal baby.Â It's an obsession that's not new.
For more than a century, royal fanatics have anxiously awaited the news of a royal birth and here in America, the fascination has reached new highs.
Outfront tonight: Joe Concha is a television critic for Mediaite.