The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a girl, Kensington Palace has announced.

The baby – who is fourth in line to the throne – was “safely delivered” at 08:34 BST, the palace said in a statement. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth of the baby, who weighs 8lbs 3oz. Both Catherine and her daughter are “doing well”, the statement added. The duchess had earlier been admitted to the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital where Prince George was born in July 2013. The duchess travelled from the palace with her husband Prince William and was admitted at 06:00 BST. The joins the line of succession behind her grandfather Prince Charles , father Prince William and brother Prince George. On Thursday, during an official engagement, Prince Charles had said he was hoping the duchess gave birth to a girl.


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