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Duchess Catherine Gives Birth to Boy; ‘Both Doing Well’

LONDON (KTLA) — Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a boy, Royal House announced Monday.

Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight,” the official royal residence wrote in a tweet. The 8-pound, 6-ounce baby “was safely delivered … at 4:24 p.m.” local time.

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Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, is the proud mother of a baby boy. (credit: CNN)

The baby’s sex and birth weight were posted on a notice board at Buckingham Palace. The baby’s name was not included in the announcement.

Catherine will remain overnight in the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital. No members of the royal and Middleton families were expected to visit on Monday evening, The Times of London reported.

Earlier, the duchess and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, traveled by car from Kensington Palace to St. Mary’s Hospital, his office at Clarence House announced at 7:37 a.m. local time (2:37 a.m. EDT).

Middleton was experiencing normal labor, according to an update from Kensington Palace about 90 minutes later.

Both William and his brother Harry were born at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Catherine’s mother, Carole, was expected to be on hand at the hospital.

Protocol dictates that Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister David Cameron were the first to know about the birth, along with the Middleton and royal families.

Westminster Abbey began ringing a full peal of the church bells, which was expected to last more than three hours.

Additionally, there will be two simultaneous gun salutes at Green Park and the Tower of London.

Now that the baby is born, the wait begins to find out the name of the child who could one day sit on the British throne.

It could be 10 days before the baby’s name is announced, likely when the family leaves the hospital.

British odds-makers favored the names Alexandra, Charlotte, Elizabeth, Victoria, Grace, James and George, CNN reported.

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.

The baby will be third in line for the throne, now occupied by the queen, behind Prince Charles and William.

Thanks to a change passed into law this year, the baby’s place in the order of succession will be the same regardless of whether it is a girl or a boy.

CNN contributed to this report.

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