Royal baby name game
Social media platforms are abuzz with what the new prince's name would be.
LONDON - Speculation is rife across Britain and the world over what name will be chosen for the royal baby who will be named on Tuesday.
Celebrations went on well into the night following the announcement of the birth of the royal baby on Monday afternoon.
George and James, both traditional royal names, are favoured choices with British bookmakers.
The popular couple is expected to give the public the first sight of the royal baby on the steps as they leave the hospital.
Kensington Palace announced the arrival of a boy weighing 3.8 kg at about 8:30pm on Monday, four hours after his birth, saying Kate and her child were doing well and would remain in hospital overnight. Prince William was with them.
The child becomes the immediate third-in-line to the throne after his father Prince William and Grandfather Prince Charles .
Queen Elizabeth expressed her delight at the arrival of her great grandson.
The baby's grandfather Prince Charles said it's a significant moment for the family and the nation.
From number 10 Downing Street British Prime Minister David Cameron said it's wonderful news.
"I'm that sure right across the country and indeed right across the commonwealth people will be celebrating and wishing the royal couple well."
Not since Queen Victoria's time has a monarch sat on the British throne with three successors waiting in line.
The official announcement of the birth of the royal baby was posted on a gold-coloured easel outside Buckingham Palace giving of the time of birth and the weight of the baby boy.
It was signed by the Queen's former gynaecologist, who led the medical team that delivered Kate's baby.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl says Kate and William will be hands on parents. She says they are both pretty low maintenance.
"They like to be hands on and do things themselves. We are hearing that Kate is very reluctant to appoint a nanny or a maternity nurse. For the next few weeks she wants to be in charge and do things herself."
Prince William and Kate, who met when they were students at St. Andrews University in Scotland about 10 years ago, have officially been known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge since their royal wedding in April 2011.