Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to the couple’s third child on Monday, a son who becomes the fifth in line to the British throne.

The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth, at 11 a.m. local time at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, west London, Kensington Palace said.

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.

Catherine and William emerged onto the steps of the Lindo Wing to introduce the baby to the world’s media shortly before 6 p.m. local time.

The duchess, who was wearing a striking, raspberry-red dress, cradled her baby as the couple waved to well-wishers. Wrapped in a white blanket and wearing a white hat, the baby appeared to be sleeping.

The royal baby is fifth in line to the British throne, after grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William and two siblings.

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