It's a boy! UK's Kate gives birth to royal heir
The large waiting crowds cheers as they read the news on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, to announce the birth of a baby boy, at 4.24pm to William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St Mary's Hospital in west London, Monday July 22, 2013. The notification was set up on an easel facing the gates for public view. The child is now third in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/John Stillwell, Pool)
Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 12:00 am
LONDON (AP) - Champagne bottles popped and shouts of "Hip! Hip! Hooray!" erupted at Buckingham Palace on Monday as Britain welcomed the birth of Prince William and his wife Kate's first child, a boy who is now third in line to the British throne.
Hundreds of Britons and tourists broke into song and dance outside the palace as officials announced that the future king was born at 4:24 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces, at central London's St. Mary's Hospital - the same place where William and his brother Harry were born three decades ago.
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Monday, July 22, 2013 12:00 am.