• Allison McMIllian

Kate Middleton gives birth to baby boy

On Monday, April 23, 2018, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, gave birth to a boy weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces. This is the couple's third child.

The Kensington Palace tweeted," Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at [11:01 a.m.]. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth."

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Whales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, and the rest of the families on both sides were excited about the news, according to Fox News.

The Duchess of Cambridge carried out her last official engagement on March 22 before maternity leave.

Early Monday morning, the Duchess of Cambridge and her husband entered the hospital. Several hours after the child's birth, Prince William left to go get his other two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The two children were also born in the same hospital.

The newborn baby is Queen Elizabeth ll's sixth great-grandchild and fifth in line to the throne, after grandfather Prince Charles. The new baby pushed Prince Harry to sixth in line.

Television crews, journalists, and fans are waiting outside the hospital for the "royal baby watch." The baby has yet to be given a name, but people suspect he will have a traditional name.