The Duke of Sussex announced yesterday that his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, had given birth to a baby boy in the early hours of Monday morning.
It is confirmed from their Instagram post that the their son is born healthy and weighs 7lbs. 3oz.
The baby is understood to be around a week overdue, with royal watchers keenly awaiting the announcement of the name.
From Arthur to Alexander, speculation is mounting as to what the child could be called – and whether the Queen will allow the child to become a Prince.
The duke and duchess may decide to go with a traditional name like James, Philip or Arthur.
However, the pair are forward-thinking royals and may decide to surprise everyone when naming their first child. Canadian-born Autumn Phillips, and husband Peter Phillips, opted for a non-traditional name for their daughter Savannah – the Queen’s first great-grandchild – in 2010.
Today, William Hill have a new favourite name – Spencer at 4/1 – the maiden name of Prince Harry’s late mother Princess Dianna. Other top picks for the royal baby boy are James and Alexander, both at 5/1.
The firstborn son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is expected to be given the title of the Earl of Dumbarton, unless the Queen makes an unexpected last-minute intervention.
He is expected to be known formally as the Earl of Dumbarton, because a first son of a duke is allowed to use one of his father’s other lesser titles as a courtesy title.