LONDON — Duchess Kate of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a new little prince of Cambridge, following several hours of labor and the usual gathering of the media mob outside St. Mary’s Hospital in London.
She was admitted to St. Mary’s early Monday in the “early stages of labor,” Kensington Palace said in a statement. One minute after 11 a.m. local time (6 a.m. ET), she gave birth to her third royal baby, who weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, the palace said in a statement.
Prince William was present for the birth. The baby, whose name the palace has not yet announced, was born on St. George’s Day, marking England’s patron saint.
Will emerged about 11:15 a.m. ET wearing a blue blazer, white button down and blue pants. He quickly hopped behind the driver’s seat of a waiting blue Land Rover Discovery and told the waiting press that he’ll be “back in a minute.”
The former Kate Middleton, 36, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, 35, arrived at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital, in London’s Paddington neighborhood, by car.
The baby, the royal couple’s third, will be grandmother Queen Elizabeth II’s sixth great-grandchild, and become fifth in line to the throne.
He will join sister Princess Charlotte, 2, and Prince George, 4, in the growing Cambridge family, as the third grandchild of Charles, Prince of Wales, and his late first wife, Princess Diana.
As with her previous pregnancies, Will and Kate did not know the sex of the baby beforehand, palace officials confirmed in a briefing weeks before the birth.