'It's just so lovely!': Holly Willoughby stuggles to contain excitement over royal baby news as This Morning sends Kensington Palace a hamper

Natasha Sporn
Celebration: Holly Willoughby gushed over the news of the new Prince's birth: ITV / This Morning

Holly Willoughby shared her excitement over the royal baby as This Morning celebrated the new arrival with a gift hamper delivered to Kensington Palace.

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her third child, a healthy baby boy, at 11.01am on Monday morning, returning home later that evening after introducing their newborn to the world’s media on the doorstep of the Lindo Wing.

As congratulations poured in, Willoughby struggled to contain her excitement.

In the first few minutes of the show, Willoughby said: “Aww. It’s just so lovely isn’t it? When they walk out..I look forward to it so much.

Newborn: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cradled their little Prince on the steps of the Lindo Wing on Monday (PA)

“Seeing them both together and presenting their new baby - just gorgeous.”

Co-host Phillip Schofield then revealed that the ITV flagship show wanted to make sure the proud parents were ready for life as a family-of-five in their own special way.

He said: “We sent some This Morning goodies to Kensington Palace.

“The basket includes a baby grow, two dressing gowns for William and Kate, two mugs to have a cuppa while the family enjoy today’s programme.”

Goodies: The ITV show sent a hamper to Kensington Palace (ITV / This Morning)

Footage showed the package being delivered to police outside the property, with Willoughby remarking that they looked “really happy”.

Schofield then joked: “Absolutely thrilled, right in the bin!”

On Monday's show, Willoughby used the “psychic banana” to determine the gender of the child by chopping into the yellow fruit to reveal a “Y” after asking it if we would have a new Prince.

She later praised the yellow fruit on Instagram after it was revealed Kate had given birth to a son.

This Morning airs weekdays from 10.30am on ITV.