EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSName For Royal Baby Announced
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Reported by: Katelyn Sykes
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: CNN
Reported: Jul. 22, 2013 6:19 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 24, 2013 1:39 PM EDT
Prince William and Kate have named their son George Alexander Louis.
The baby boy was born at 4:24 p.m. Monday, weighing in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and husband Prince William gave the world its first look at their newborn baby on Tuesday.
His name was released Wednesday afternoon.
It's a boy. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William on Monday welcomed their first child.
CNN reported the baby boy was born at 4:24 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces. A name has not yet been announced for the child, who is now third in line to the throne.
"Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well," read an official announcement that was placed outside Buckingham Palace.
"Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine ,and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy," Prince Charles and wife Camilla said in a statement.
Earlier in the day, the duchess and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital.
The hospital, next to Paddington Station in London, is where William and his brother Prince Harry were born.
The duchess' mother, Carole Middleton, was expected to be on hand at the hospital.
The baby's name may be announced when the family leaves the hospital, CNN royal correspondent Max Foster reported. Prince William's name was announced a few days after birth, his brother Harry's on departure from hospital.
Some British parents have delayed naming their newborns in recent days in hopes of either copying or avoiding the royal name, he said.
British bookmakers favor the names Alexandra, Charlotte, Elizabeth, Victoria, Grace, James and George. The field is open for both boys' and girls' names because royal sources said the parents did not want to know their child's sex in advance.
The child's title will be His or Her Royal Highness Prince or Princess (the baby's name) of Cambridge, St. James's Palace said this month.
Protocol dictates that the first to know about the arrival of the baby would have been Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister David Cameron and the governors general of each of the Commonwealth nations -- along with the rest of the royal and Middleton families.
The queen returned to Buckingham Palace on Monday from Windsor Castle, another of her official residences. Crowds have been gathering outside the palace gates.
Meanwhile Monday, on a visit to the city of York, in northern England, Prince Charles was given a gift to pass on to his grandchild by a child among the crowd of well-wishers.
British Prime Minister David Cameron sent his "best wishes" to the Duchess of Cambridge during her labor.
"The whole country is excited with them, so everyone is hoping for the best," he said.
ABC News reports that Kate Middleton has given birth to a boy.
She delivered this afternoon at St. Mary's Hospital in central London, where she was admitted early Monday morning.
The boy will be third in the line of succession to the throne of Great Britain.
Palace officials said Prince William's wife, Kate, has been admitted to the hospital in the early stages of labor.
Royal officials say Kate arrived at St. Mary's Hospital in central London, Monday morning, with Prince William. Kate, also known as the Duchess of Cambridge, is expected to give birth in the private Lindo Wing of the hospital, where Princess Diana gave birth to William and his younger brother, Prince Harry.
A spokesman for the royal couple says they traveled from Kensington Palace, where they spent the weekend, by car without a police escort about 6 a.m.
The baby will be third in line for the British throne, behind Prince Charles and William, and is anticipated eventually to become king or queen.
The child will be the first for William and Kate, who married in 2011 after a long courtship.
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