Kate, the wife of Britain's Prince William, has given birth to a baby son, Kensington Palace announced Monday
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Britain's Prince William, has given birth to a son, the royal family announced Monday.
The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth of the couple's third child, at 11 a.m. local time at St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, west London, according to CNN report.
The newest arrival to the royal family weighs 8lbs 7oz (3.8 kilograms), and both mother and baby are "doing well," according to the Palace.
"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," Kensington Palace said in a statement on Twitter.
A golden easel bearing a framed notice announcing the birth was placed on display in front of Buckingham Palace on Monday afternoon. The bulletin will be on display for approximately 24 hours.
The practice of posting a bulletin on the occasion of a royal birth goes back to at least 1837, when Buckingham Palace became the British monarch's official residenc
A notice on an easel outside Buckingham Palace announces the birth of the new prince.
The royal baby is fifth in line to the British throne, after grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William and two siblings.
The newest addition to the royal family is a younger brother to Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, and the Queen Elizabeth II's sixth great-grandchild.