Today is a huge day for the royal family, but especially for Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The two little royals now have a new baby brother to play with.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third child , a baby boy weighing 8lbs 7oz, just after 11am.

The couple drove to the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital early this morning after Kate went into labour, but it seems they wanted their other children to carry on as normal.

Prince George, who is third in line to the throne, went off to school as normal this morning, so he probably spent the day learning some fun things and playing with his pals, reports Sky News .

The young Prince is currently a student at Thomas’s Battersea in London, and he’s due to finish at 3pm today.

His little sister Princess Charlotte attends Willcocks Nursery School, which is near the family’s home in Kensington Palace, but was at home today.

His arrival was even more special for little Charlotte, as it meant she made history.

She’s now the first female royal to retain her claim to the throne and not be bumped down the line by the arrival of a new male.

The change is thanks to the Succession to the Crown Act 2013.

It states: “In determining the succession to the Crown, the gender of a person born after 28 October 2011 does not give that person, or that person’s descendants, precedence over any other person (whenever born).”

The new baby announcement was made on social media this afternoon.

The Kensington Palace Twitter account posted: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London earlier this morning in the early stages of labour.

"The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge."

Royal fans, who have been camping outside the hospital for several days, began the celebrations as soon as the news came out.

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