It’s a girl! UK’s Duchess Kate has baby daughter

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London: The announcement on an easel at the front of Buckingham Palace that makes it official — Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a daughter Saturday. The baby, their second child, weighed 8 lbs 3 oz. Kensington Palace says William was present at the birth and Her Royal Highness and child are both doing well.

Outside the hospital in west London, a ceremonial town cryer made the announcement to the waiting media, gathered for that all important first photo.

Prince William's Wife Kate Middleton Gives Birth to a Girl

Prince William’s Wife Kate Middleton Gives Birth to a Girl

Well-wishers outside reacted with delight and were hoping for a tribute to William’s late mother when the name is decided.

“I am ever so pleased. I mean Princess Diana, William’s mother, always wanted a little girl, so I think William should put Diana’s name in there to honour his late mother.”, said one well wisher.

“I am very excited and I like the name of Diana.”, another well wisher said.

“Prince George has got a little sister now so that’s fantastic they have got a little family – boy, girl.”

The Duchess gave birth at 8:34am local time, some 2 and a half hours after having been admitted.

Both families of the couple had been informed, including the new baby’s great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth.

The new baby will be fourth in line to the throne after Charles, William and her older brother George.

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