Kate Middleton arrived at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London just before 6 a.m. U.K. time on Monday, April 23.
Just a few hours later, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth at 11:01 a.m. local time, the palace announced.
“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.
“Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.” The birth comes on a very special day, St. George’s Day in the United Kingdom.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 23, 2018
The patron saint, St. George, was officially named the protector of the royal family and of the country during the Middle Ages.
St. George’s Day is already an important day for the royal family, and now this day will be marked as the birthday of royal baby number three.
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs.
The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz.
The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.
Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 23, 2018
After much speculation about what the sex of the baby would be, it was confirmed that Kate had given birth to a happy and healthy baby boy, weighing 8 pounds 7 ounces.
The new prince will be fifth in line to the throne. He is now Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh’s sixth great-grandchild.
The royal baby is welcomed by older brother George, age 4, and older sister Charlotte, age 2.
Besides it being St. George’s Day, the prince shares his birthday with William Shakespeare and Lady Gabriella Windsor, the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.
As of the posting time of this article, the name of the new baby has not been released. We will continue to update it as new information is released.
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