London (Agencies): Kate , the wife of Britain’s Prince William, gave birth to the royal couple 's son on Monday.

The Kensington Palace, in a tweet, confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge had safely delivered a son at 1101 hours.

The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth of the couple 's third child , who weighs 8lbs 7oz.

“The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London, earlier this morning in the early stages of labour,” Kensington Palace had said in a statement.

The new royal will be fifth-in-line to the British throne behind siblings Prince George, 4, and his two-year-old sister Princess Charlotte, William, and grandfather and heir Prince Charles.