|BREAKING NEWSMonday, July 22, 2013 4:10 PM EDT|
The Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton, has given birth to a baby boy, Kensington Palace announced. The baby was delivered at 4:24 p.m. local time at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, west London, weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces.
Following tradition, news of the birth was posted on an easel on the grounds of Buckingham Palace.The announcement came more than 12 hours after it was announced early Monday morning that the 31-year-old duchess had gone to the hospital in London in the early stages of labor.
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Below: A town crier announced the birth of the son of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital on Monday, 22 July 2013
The birth marks a new era for not only the first-time parents but also the extended royal family. As third in line to succeed the throne after his grandfather Prince Charles and his father, Prince William, he’s the first baby born under new succession laws. Name to be released later.
UPDATED: Thurs. 25 July 2013 . . . It’s GEORGE ALEXANDER LOUIS