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In Pictures: Crowds wait for first glimpse of new prince

The timing of the new royal baby, falling on St George’s Day, has added to the occasion.

Excitement is building outside St Mary’s Hospital, where the world’s media joined royal fans waiting to see the new royal baby.

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a son at 11.10am on Monday, weighing 8lb 7oz.

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Sharon McEwan camped outside the Lindo Wing in Paddington to hear the news (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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Royal fans celebrate outside the Lindo Wing after the news was announced (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)
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A town crier informed the gathered crowd and media the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to a son (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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Senior footman Olivia Smith (left) and footman Heather McDonald place a notice to formally announce the birth (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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The Duke of Cambridge waves to wellwishers as he leaves the Lindo Wing following the birth of his third child (Aaron Chown/PA)
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William drove off telling the gathered media he would be 'back in a minute' (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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...and he soon after arrived with Prince George and Princess Charlotte to introduce them to their new sibling (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)

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