It’s a boy for Prince William and Kate

Prince William’s wife Kate Middleton has given birth to a baby boy at a hospital in London, the couple’s first child and the third in line to the British throne.

The 31-year-old Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday evening at 16:24 (local time), the baby weighs 8 lbs 6 oz (3.8 kg). She was taken to the hospital by car from the palace to St Mary’s.

As the birth of the queen’s third great-grandchild was announced, a loud cheer went up from the well-wishers and media gathered outside St. Mary’s Hospital in west London, where William was also born to the late Princess Diana in 1982.

“It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy,” said Prince Charles, the heir to the throne.

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