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Prince William and Kate Middleton welcome a baby boy

07/22/2013 by OnTheRedCarpet.com Staff

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to her and Prince William's first child, a baby boy.

The boy was born on Monday, July 22, at 4:24 p.m. GMT and weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces. The birth announcement did not include the name of the baby. William was present for the child's birth. The child is third in line to the British throne.

"Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight," a statement from palace officials said.

William said simply in a statement, "We could not be happier."

"Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy," Prince Charles, William's father, said in a statement. "Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone's life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future."

Kate, formerly known as Kate Middleton, went into labor on July 22. The baby was born in the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital. It is the same hospital where William was born in 1982. Prince Harry was born at the hospital as well.

Kate and William married in a televised ceremony in April 2011. Her pregnancy was announced on Monday, December 3, by St James's Palace, who added that the duchess was admitted that afternoon to a London hospital to treat Hyperemesis Gravidarum.

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