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It’s a Girl! Princess Kate Gives Birth to a Princess
02 May, 2015
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby girl, it was announced Saturday. Catherine or Princess Kate gave birth at 7:34 am GMT (8.34 am local time), according to an announcement from Kensington Palace, and weighs 8 lbs 3oz, the Time reports.

The name of the baby has not yet been released. Royal babies are usually named after their ancestors and relatives, though bookmakers’ odds are tipped in favor of Alice and Charlotte.

The birth was announced first
on Twitter from Kensington Palace. The Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Prince Harry and the Middletons have been informed.

The new baby will be fourth in line to the throne, after Prince Charles, Prince William and older brother Prince George. Prince Harry will become fifth in line and every one else in the line of succession will move one step away from the throne, the Times informs.

The baby will be the first to benefit from changes to the laws of succession which remove male bias. The baby can no longer be superseded by a younger brother.
The birth took place at the Lindo Wing of the St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, a short drive from Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace. Prince George, his father, and his uncle Prince Harry were born in the same wing.

Their first son, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was born at the same hospital on July 22, 2013, the Times reports.

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