Royal baby

A child is born: Kate has given birth to a baby boy

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth at a hospital in London.

A notice posted on an easel outside Buckingham Palace this evening. Pic: PA

KATE, THE DUCHESS of Cambridge, has given birth to a baby boy, the Palace has confirmed.

The boy was born at 4.24pm in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s hospital in London. He weighs 8 pounds and 6 ounces.

The infant will become third in line for the British throne after Prince Charles and William. He will be known as the Prince of Cambridge.

Kate checked into a private wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in central London early Monday morning.

William spent the long hours of labour at her bedside and the Duchess and the newborn will spend the night in hospital. Both mother and son are doing well, the Palace said.

The names of the baby will be announced “in due course” and this is the couple’s first child.

Here is the full statement from Kensington Palace this evening:

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