IT’S a boy – The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to her second son, who is fifth in line to the throne.
The child, born at St Mary’s Hospital in London, is fifth in line to the throne and is the Queen’s sixth great-grandchild.
Catherine and the Duke of Cambridge’s new son was born at 11:01 BST weighing 8lbs 7oz.
Kensington Palace said that Kate and her son are “both doing well.”
The Royal Baby is the first ever prince to be behind a princess in the line of succession. Baby Cambridge number 3 will be #TheQueen & Prince Philip’s 6th great grandchild. The Royal baby is fifth-in-line to the throne. #royalbaby pic.twitter.com/er77WQc4cF
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The full Kensington Palace statement read: “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.”
BBC News reported that favourite names at the bookmakers include Mary, Alice, Alexandra, Elizabeth and Victoria for a girl and Arthur, Albert, Frederick, James and Philip for a boy.
Earlier a spokesman for Kensington Palace tweeted: “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London earlier this morning in the early stages of labour.
“The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge.