The Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy

Apr 23 2018, 12:47 pm

It’s a boy!

Prince William and Kate Middleton have welcomed their third child — a healthy little prince.

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London.

The royal family shared the news Monday on Twitter, revealing the baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. and the Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.

According to a statement from Kensington Palace, both Kate and the baby are “doing well”.

“The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news,” Kensington Palace said in a statement.

The royal baby is the fifth in line to the British throne, following grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William, and two siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The royal baby’s arrival comes just weeks before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to tie the knot at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19.

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