BNB – Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, has welcomed a third child into their family.
The boy, weighing 8 pounds and 7 ounces, arrived Monday at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. Kate gave birth to the new prince with her husband by her side.
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11:01 a.m.,” a tweet from Kensington Palace revealed. “The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.”
The 36-year-old Duchess of Cambridge carried out her last official engagement on March 22 before going on maternity leave.
According to Today, The child joins big brother, Prince George, 4, and sister Princess Charlotte, who turns 3 on May 2.
The baby becomes the fifth in line to the British throne, behind his siblings, their father and their grandfather, Prince Charles. The baby’s arrival bumps Prince Harry, once known as “the spare to the heir,” down to sixth place in the order of succession.
The couple now has two sons and a daughter.