London — It’s a boy!
Prince William’s wife, Kate, has given birth to a boy, a child now third in line to the British throne.
The child was born Monday, after many Britons woke up to the news that Kate had gone into labor with the couple’s first child.
The birth announcement, via a press release from Kensington Palace, said the boy was born at 4:24 p.m. weighing 8 pounds 6 ounces.
“Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight,” Clarence House said in a Tweet.
“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,” said a press release.
The royal birth recalled that of the baby’s father, William, in 1982, at the same central London hospital. Many remember the moment when he was carried out in his mother Princess Diana’s arms with proud father Prince Charles at their side.
The Huffington Post has a live blog here.
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