By Michelle Durham

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Prince William and his wife, Kate, welcomed the couple’s first child, a son, born Monday afternoon at a London hospital.

The birth was announced via a formal press release issued by Kensington Palace, which stated that the duchess “was safely delivered of a son” at 4:24 p.m., local time, weighing 8 lbs., 6 oz.

Now that the Duchess of Cambridge has safely delivered the next heir to the British Throne, many in the Philadelphia area are reacting.

“Oh I am very happy for them,” said Sherisse, a local mom of a two and half year old little boy.

Sherisse is happy for Kate and her husband, Antwoinne, had this observation: “I’m sure he’s proud of his son. I’m sure he is, as I am proud of mine!”

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