The royal baby arrived this week and local dignitaries have said it is ‘fantastic news’.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy – who is now third in line to the throne – on Monday just after 4pm.
Eastwood Mayor Hazel Charlesworth said: “It’s fantastic news for them and I wish them both the best of luck.”
Kimberley town councillor Ian Wilson echoed Cllr Charlesworth’s thoughts.
“I am very happy for Kate to have had a save delivery of her first child. I wish her, William and the little boy all the best,” he said.
William and Kate expressed their gratitude to the medical team at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London after their son was born on Monday, weighing 8lb 6oz.
The Prince of Wales gave his reaction to the birth saying he was ‘thrilled and very excited’ about his first grandchild.
“Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy. Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone’s life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud,” he said.
The new royal baby is third in line to the throne. He will be the 43rd sovereign since William the Conqueror.