The Royal Baby Is a Boy

Prince William and Kate Middleton have given birth to a baby boy.

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A pregnant Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s at a garden party at Buckingham Palace on May 22, 2013, in London. The recently birthed child is a boy.

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It's a boy!

Kensington Palace officials announced the much-anticipated birth of the royal baby, a boy, over 13 hours after news broke that the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, had gone into labor.

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He was born at 4:24 p.m. GMT, weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Prince William was present at the time of his birth.

 

 Breaking with tradition that the birth be announced via an easel in front of Buckingham Palace, the birth was first announced via an emailed press release. After the release, the official announcement was taken by car to Buckingham Palace, where crowds had also gathered in excitement for the news.

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Middleton's pregnancy was first revealed in December when she had an emergency visit to the hospital. She made her last public appearance in June and reporters had been camped out of Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital for weeks, awaiting the delivery. The crowds only grew once it was revealed Monday morning that Middleton had been driven to the hospital undetected. The baby boy is third in line for the throne, after Prince Charles and Prince William. Middleton and the baby will remain at St. Mary's Hospital overnight.

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