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It's a boy! Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby son

By Emcfarnon  |  Posted: July 23, 2013

  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have welcomed a baby boy - photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy.

After arriving at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington at 6am on Monday, the Duke and Duchess welcomed a son.

The baby was delivered at 4.24pm, weighing 8lb 6oz.

The Duchess gave birth in the hospital's Lindo Wing, where both Prince William and Harry were born.

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The palace said in a statement the duchess and the baby were "doing well". She and Prince William will remain in the hospital overnight.

In keeping with tradition, the news was displayed on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.

The news was greeted with cheers outside both the London hospital and the palace.

The baby boy is third in line to the throne.

The royal couple are to appear outside the hospital with their son, before waiting media.

The Prince of Wales said he and the Duchess of Cornwall were "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," he added.

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  • derkaiser  |  August 02 2013, 9:35AM

    02.08.13 Edward Snowdon has got asylum in Russia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyeeeeessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!! Little bully America is spitting out its dummy and stamping its little feet! §$%& America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pete67  |  July 26 2013, 12:48PM

    Obvious some people on here hate the Royal Family going by the reds.

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  • ZooLander  |  July 25 2013, 12:59PM

    This is more than a child... it is the future king on England... how exciting... history in the making...

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  • wonderstuff  |  July 23 2013, 5:02PM

    I'm not a royalists or a socialist , I wish mother and child well , other than that I don't give a hoot. they should call him madbadger or elvis

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  • Pete67  |  July 23 2013, 8:56AM

    Considering the little boy is above the normal baby weight can we say 'He's King Size'? Once again congratulations, I'm doubly glad it's a boy. PS I'm a Royalist if anyone hasn't noticed.

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  • ToryMan  |  July 23 2013, 8:34AM

    copperjohn3 - Your views might go down well with Red Ed Miliband but most British people love the Royal family and recognise that this top echelon of society needs are unquestioning support and loyalty.

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  • Eastonian  |  July 23 2013, 8:34AM

    Many congratulations to the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge on the safe arrival of their son. Now come on and get him named. They must have thought about it.

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  • camelherder  |  July 23 2013, 8:32AM

    I say congratulations to Kate but I also congratulate all those other new mums being over shadowed by this event. Just wondering how long we have to suffer all the media hype and comparisons between Kate and Diana.

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  • Pete67  |  July 23 2013, 8:14AM

    Double congratulations from me. 1/ On the birth 2/ It's a boy. Again well done!

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  • copperjohn3  |  July 23 2013, 8:00AM

    At a time when we are being encouraged by the government and media to feel contempt for anyone unfortunate enough to not have a job, and to be incensed at the level of state support they receive. It seems perverse that the same media and government are excitedly welcoming the arrival of a child who will never be obliged or expected to find employment, and whose cost to the state will be astronomical in comparison to the single mother with one child in a council flat, or chronically ill person who is repeatedly declared fit for work by the DWP.

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