LONDON – Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, gave birth Saturday to a baby girl who will be fourth in line to the British throne, Kensington Palace announced.
The girl was born at 8:34 a.m. local time at St. Mary’s Hospital in London in the presence of father William, the Duke of Cambridge, and both the newborn and her mother are doing well, the palace said in a statement.
The baby, whose name will be announced later, weighed eight pounds and three ounces at birth.
She is the fifth great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and the younger sister of Prince George of Cambridge, who was born on July 22, 2013, and is third in line to the throne.
Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip; Prince Charles, the heir apparent to the throne, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Prince Harry, the baby girl’s uncle; and Kate’s family have all been informed of the birth and are “delighted,” the statement said.
The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to the private wing of St. Mary’s Hospital at 6:00 a.m. after feeling her first contractions, and she gave birth less than three hours later.
William, 32, and Kate, 33, arrived at the hospital by car from Kensington Palace, their official residence in London, while Prince George stayed behind with his nanny.