Kate Middleton and Prince William Welcome Baby Girl

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Kate Middleton and Prince William

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a baby girl, royal officials said Saturday.

Kensington Palace said in a brief statement that Middleton has "safely" delivered a daughter at 8:34 a.m. London time, less than three hours after she was admitted to a hospital.

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The baby weighs 8 pounds 3 ounces. The palace added that Kate and her child are both doing well, and that Prince William was present for the birth.

The princess is fourth in line to the throne and the fifth great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II. The statement said that senior royals have been informed, and "are delighted with the news."

The statement was also posted on Twitter. It said: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am. The baby weighs 8lbs 3oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth." It added: "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry & members of both families have been informed. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."

Kate, who wed William in April 2011, gave birth to Prince George at the same hospital in July 2013.

Officials are not expected to announce the name of the newborn immediately. When George was born, officials waited two days before announcing his name.

This story originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.


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