It's a prince!
The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to her first child, an 8-pound, 6 ounce boy at 4:24 London time (10: 24 CT).
The palace revealed the news via press release at 8:00 p.m. local time following a hospital stay that lasted more than 14 hours at London's St. Mary’s Hospital, the same facility where Princes William and Harry were born.
The baby's birth was to be announced to the world in a formal declaration placed in front of Buckingham Palace on an easel, the same one used to announce Prince William’s birth 31 years ago.
The palace says the name of the baby will be announced "in due course." Prince William's parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, took a week to announce his name.
The infant will be third in line to the British throne, after his father and grandfather, Prince Charles. He is the first grandchild for both Prince Charles and the Middleton family.
Duchess Kate was admitted to St Mary’s in the early stages of labor Monday morning shortly before 6:00 London time.
According to NBC News, photographers reported seeing royal vehicles at a back entrance to St. Mary's Hospital. About 90 minutes later, royal officials confirmed Duchess Kate traveled from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing of the hospital via car, not an ambulance.