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World celebrates the birth of newest British heir

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a son on July 22. The prince is now third in line to the throne

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Ed Perkins of Kensington Palace prepares to hand over the official birth notice outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital to a waiting driver who will take it to Buckingham Palace. Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth on Monday to a baby boy, who becomes third in line to the British throne.

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The newborn prince is William and Kate’s first child. He was born at 4:24 p.m., weighing 8 lbs and 6 oz.

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A town crier announces the royal birth outside St. Mary's Hospital.

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A notice formally announcing the birth of a son to Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is placed in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace on July 22, 2013.

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Crowds of people try to look at a notice formally announcing the royal baby’s birth outside Buckingham Palace.

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More well wishers to try catch a glimpse of the royal birth announcement.

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A woman reacts after seeing the royal birth announcement.

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People look through the railing of Buckingham Palace in London at a notice proclaiming the birth of a baby boy to Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

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Crowds of people try to look at a notice formally announcing the birth of a son to Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, placed in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.

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Hayley Simmonds hangs Union Jack flags from the ceiling of the British-themed New York restaurant Tea & Sympathy in honour of the birth of the royal baby.

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Simmonds adds an “It’s a boy” banner after the royal baby’s birth is announced.

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A news ticker in Times Square in New York City informs the public of the birth of the royal baby to Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine on July 22, 2013.

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Doctor Marcus Setchell, who led the medical team that helped Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge deliver a baby boy, leaves the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital.

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The London Eye observation wheel on the banks of the river Thames celebrates the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son by lighting up in the national colors of red, white and blue.

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A staff member (C) of the Madame Tussauds Tokyo wax museum prepares decorations next to the wax figures of Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, before it's opening hours in Tokyo July 23, 2013.

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Centre Block of Parliament is illuminated in blue to celebrate the birth of a baby boy to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on July 22, 2013.

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The Peace Tower on Parliament Hill is lit blue to celebrate the birth of a baby boy to Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in Ottawa July 22, 2013.

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Canada's iconic CN Tower welcomes the birth of the royal baby.

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The CN Tower is lighted blue to celebrate the birth of the royal child, on Monday July 22, 2013.

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Members of the 30th Field Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery fire a 21-gun Royal Salute on Parliament Hill celebrate the birth of the birth of the new royal heir in Ottawa on July 23, 2013.

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Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrive at St. Mary's Hospital private Lindo Wing in London, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, where Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a baby boy on Monday July 22, 2013

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A boy runs past a sculpture created by Indian sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik to mark the birth of Britain's royal baby, on a beach in Puri, located in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, July 23, 2013.

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Michael and Carole Middleton leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital the day after their daughter, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a baby boy, in London on July 23, 2013.

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Employees of the British Embassy in Berlin, Germany, write down their congratulations and wishes on July 23, 2013, to Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son.

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The American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls are lit up blue in this view from Canada to celebrate the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son on July 22, 2013.

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The Canadian side of the American Falls and Horseshoe Falls are illuminated in blue to celebrate the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son on July 22, 2013.

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The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire a 41 Royal Gun Salute in Green Park, to mark the birth of a baby boy of Prince William and Kate, on July 23, 2013.

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