It’s a boy! Catherine, Duchess
of Cambridge, and husband Prince William on
Monday welcomed their first child.
The baby boy was born at 4:24 p.m., weighing 8
pounds, 6 ounces. A name has not yet been
announced for the child, who is now third in line
to the throne.
Earlier in the day, the duchess and Prince William,
Duke of Cambridge, traveled by car from
Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s
The hospital, next to Paddington Station in
London, is where William and his brother Prince
Harry were born.
The duchess’ mother, Carole Middleton, was
expected to be on hand at the hospital.
The baby’s name may be announced when the
family leaves the hospital, CNN royal
correspondent Max Foster reported. Prince
William’s name was announced a few days after
birth, his brother Harry’s on departure from
Some British parents have delayed
naming their newborns in recent days
in hopes of either copying or avoiding
the royal name, he said.
British bookmakers favor the names
Alexandra, Charlotte, Elizabeth,
Victoria, Grace, James and George. The
field is open for both boys’ and girls’
names because royal sources said the
parents did not want to know their
child’s sex in advance.
The child’s title will be His or Her Royal
Highness Prince or Princess (the baby’s
name) of Cambridge, St. James’s
Palace said this month.