It's a boy for Prince William and Kate

Published on Monday, July 22, 2013

It's a boy for Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.

The baby was born with William at Kate’s side at 4:24 p.m. London time and weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces. Their first child will be third in line to the British throne.

The birth was announced via a formal press release issued by Kensington Palace, which stated that the duchess "was safely delivered of a son" at 4:24 p.m., local time, weighing 8 lbs., 6 oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. 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."

The boy's name will be announced in due course, the statement said but bookmakers make George the favorite name, followed by James. The royal couple’s child will be officially known as His Royal Highness Prince (Name) of Cambridge.


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