Prince William and Kate Middleton welcome baby number three

Kate Middleton and Prince William leave hospital with second son

It’s a party of five! Kate Middleton and Prince William have welcomed their third royal bundle of joy – a baby boy.

Kensington Palace announced the Duchess of Cambridge safely delivered her son at 11am London time. The little royal weighs 8lbs 7oz and the Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Both mum and bub are said to be doing well.

Just seven hours after giving birth, the Duchess and her husband appeared on the doorstep of the hospital to wave to the gathered crowd before leaving for Kensington Palace.

Prince William and Kate Middleton welcome third baby

The tiny prince is a younger brother for Prince George, four and Princess Charlotte, two, who visited their new sibling at hospital before the family headed home. He now becomes fifth in line to the throne, after grandad Prince Charles, dad Prince William, and his siblings. Uncle Prince Harry now slips to sixth in line.

Kensington Palace let the adoring public know via Twitter that the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London in the early stages of labour, around 5.30pm Australian time. She travelled by car to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with Prince William.

Early on in her pregnancy the Duchess once again suffered from severe morning sickness, something she battled in her two previous pregnancies and saw her hospitalised.

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton third baby

The royal couple took two days to announce the names of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, so we can expect to find out the youngest royal’s moniker later this week.

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