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It's a boy! Kate gives birth, royal baby weighs 8 pounds 6 ounces

Published:Monday | July 22, 2013 | 2:40 PM

LONDON (AP):

Prince William's wife, Kate, has given birth to a baby boy.




Officials said the baby was born at 4:24 p.m. and weighs 8 pounds 6 ounces.



The baby's name has not been announced.



Kate - also known as the Duchess of Cambridge - gave birth in the private Lindo Wing of the hospital, where Princess Diana also gave birth to the baby's father, William, in 1982, at the same central London hospital.



Kate is being looked after by a top-notch medical team led by royal gynecologist Dr Marcus Setchell.



It is a historic moment for the British monarchy - the couple's first child will become third in line for the British throne, after Prince Charles and William, and should eventually become king.



No one can tell what political and personal changes the intervening years will bring, but the baby can be expected to become the head of state of 16 countries, including Britain, Australia and Canada, and possibly the head of the Commonwealth, which covers 54 nations – including Jamaica.



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