Prince William’s wife Kate gives birth to son: palace

The baby boy weighs eight pounds and seven ounces, according to Kensington Palace

London: Kate, the wife of Britain’s Prince William, has given birth to a baby boy, Kensington Palace announced on Monday.

“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge safely delivered a son at 11:01 (1001 GMT),” the palace said in a statement.

The baby weighs eight pounds and seven ounces (3.8 kilogrammes).

The palace says the child was born at 11:01am, a few hours after Kate was admitted to London’s St. Mary’s Hospital in labour.

Prince William was present for the birth of his son, who is fifth in line to the throne.

The couple, who married in 2011, has two other children: Prince George, 4, and two-year-old Princess Charlotte. Both were born at the same hospital, as were William and his younger brother Harry.

The palace says “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.”

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