British royal Kate gives birth to son: palace

British royal Kate gives birth to son: palace

British royal Kate gives birth to son: palace

The baby is the third child for her and husband Prince William and fifth in line to the throne.

Mother and baby are "both doing well" after the infant prince was born at 11.01am, weighing 8lb 7oz.

The Duchess was admitted to the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London earlier on Monday morning.

The Duchess' pregnancy was announced in September.

Favourite names at the bookmakers include Arthur, Albert, Frederick, James and Philip.

So far, no word yet as to what name Prince William and Kate Middleton will give their new prince.

Congratulations from across the pond to Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte! Together with Nechama, and all the Israeli people, I send warmest wishes to Her Majesty the Queen, & all the Royal Family.

Two year later, on May 2, 2015, the parents welcomed another child into the world: a baby girl, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

The arrival of George's baby brother has pushed William's brother, Prince Harry, down the line of royal succession to sixth ahead of his wedding to United States actress Meghan Markle next month.

The Duchess is likely to take an extended period off to recover and care for her new baby, but will attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding on May 19.

They said: "The birth of a child reminds us of the miracle of life and the many opportunities for optimism".

It is the same hospital where she previously gave birth to her first two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Whether it's her new haircut or her pregnancy sartorial choices, Kate's become a fashion inspiration for all of us.

The newest little royal will displace Uncle Prince Harry, 33, in the succession; he will move down to sixth in line, and any children he has will follow him.

It was revealed earlier in the day that Catherine - who was known as Kate Middleton before her marriage - had been admitted to hospital after going into labour.

Most royals have three to four first names, usually in a combination that honours previous monarchs or relatives.

Royal fans have been camped outside St Mary's Hospital for 15 days hoping for a glimpse of the royal baby. He will be the sixth great grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrated her 92nd birthday on Saturday.

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