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Britain’s royal baby in numbers

London, Greater London - Third in line to the throne, weighing 8 lbs 6 oz (3.8 kilos) and sparking 25,300 tweets a minute - here is a rundown of Britain's royal baby in numbers.

- 4:24 PM: The exact time that Prince William's wife Kate gave birth to her son on Monday.

- THIRD IN LINE: The baby prince, whose name has not yet been announced, will be third in line to the British throne. Grandfather Prince Charles is direct heir to current monarch Queen Elizabeth II, followed by William. The birth pushes William's brother Prince Harry down to fourth in line.

- 8 LBS 6 OZ: The baby's weight at birth.

- GRANDSON NO. 1: The prince is the first grandchild for Charles and for Kate's parents, Michael and Carole Middleton. Charles's wife Camilla, William's stepmother, already has five grandchildren. The baby is Queen Elizabeth II's third great-grandchild.

- 22 DAYS OF WAITING: The world's media have been camped outside Kate's London hospital since July 1 in what has been dubbed the Great Kate Wait, desperate not to miss the crucial shot of her leaving with her child.

- 22/07/2013: The little prince's birthday, which he shares with American painter Edward Hopper (1882), fashion designer Oscar de la Renta (1932), US singer and actress Selena Gomez (1992) and Denmark's Prince Felix (2002), eighth in line to the throne.

- 1894: The last time there were three direct heirs to the British throne alive at once.

- 16 REALMS: The prince is one day destined to be head of state in 16 countries: Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Papua New Guinea, Granada, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, St Christopher and Nevis, the Solomon Islands, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia, and Tuvalu. - 31: The age of both William and Kate. - 25,300: The number of tweets posted every minute after news of the birth broke at around 8:30 pm (1930 GMT) on Monday, according to Twitter. - 15,343: The number of times the official Twitter post announcing the birth has been retweeted. The message from royal residence @ClarenceHouse read: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24pm."

- £4,965: The cost (S$9,614) of a standard room and normal delivery in the private Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in central London, where Kate gave birth. The deluxe package costs an extra £1,050. William and Harry were both born at the same hospital.

- 103: The number of cannon shots that rang out over London on Tuesday to celebrate the birth. Troops fired a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London and a 41-gun salute at Green Park, near Buckingham Palace.

- 2,000: The estimated number of other babies born in Britain on Monday.

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