26 April, 2018
William Hill's Rupert Adams said they had a busy day with bets totally nearly £100,000 placed by punters, with the 2-1 favourite Arthur and second place James 4-1, best backed. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son will travel home to Kensington Palace.
The newborn prince's elder siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, already had gone home after a brief first meeting with their baby brother.
"Well it's amusing you should say that, it's a good name", the Prince replied.
The new baby prince's great-grandmother the Queen, 92, is still at Windsor Castle for Easter Court with the Duke of Edinburgh, who is recuperating following a hip operation.
Princess Eugenie was the next visitor to meet the little prince, arrived just before 6pm in a chauffeured auto to welcome the fifth-in-line to the throne into the royal the family.More news: Boston Bruins' Rask steals game 4, can close out Leafs on Saturday
The royals are expected to make the announcement public due to the timing of their previous children.
The baby is a younger brother to 4-year-old Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who turns 3 next week.
"I wish them great happiness for the future".
Arthur and James are among bookmakers' favorites for the new prince, whose full title will be His Royal Highness, Prince (Name) of Cambridge.
The couple's Kensington Palace office says Kate gave birth at 11:01 a.m. (1001 GMT; 6:01 a.m. EDT) to a boy weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces (3.8 kilograms).
"I'm so pleased it's St. George's Day", he said before the birth was announced.