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Monday, 23 April 2018 - 18:03
Duchess of Cambridge gives birth, it's a boy
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The Duchess of Cambridge has today given birth to her third child - a boy weighing 8lbs 7oz - on St George's Day.
 
The birth appears to have taken place without complications. The baby is fifth in line to the throne, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's sixth great-grandchild and a younger brother for Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
 
A palace spokesman said: 'Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11.01am. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.
 
'Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well. 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.'
 
Royal watchers had been expecting a swift delivery at the Lindo Wing, with the child sharing a birthday with William Shakespeare and Lady Gabriella Windsor, the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.
 
For her previous births, Kate had a 23-strong team of top medics working or on standby from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust - which runs St Mary's Hospital.
 
When Kate gave birth for the second time, she delivered Princess Charlotte just two hours and 34 minutes after being admitted to hospital.
 
With Prince George in 2013, the Duchess went into hospital at around 6 am and her son arrived 10-and-a-half hours later at 4.24pm.
 
Kate had a straightforward, natural birth with George and Charlotte with no complications.
 
Theatre staff were ready, along with a lab technician, replacement anaesthetists and paediatricians, a back-up for the consultant, and workers from a special baby care unit.



An unsuspecting couple emerged from the Lindo Wing with their newborn baby to be greeted by the world's media. They posed for photographs outside the famous door in front of dozens of journalists and photographers before leaving in a taxi

Royal fans John Loughrey (left) and Terry Hutt (right) hold dolls outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital this morning



Royal fans John Loughrey (right) and Terry Hutt (left) pose for a photo opposite the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital today
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