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Factbox: Royal Baby, All you Need to Know

The Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a boy at St Mary’s Hospital  in west London on Monday [23 April], the third child for the royal couple. WHAT HAS KENSINGTON PALACE SAID? “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. “The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. [3.8 kg]. “The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well. “The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news.” HOW IMPORTANT IS THE NEW PRINCE? The new prince is Queen Elizabeth’s sixth great-grandchild and fifth-in-line to the throne behind siblings George, 4, his two-year-old sister Charlotte, their father William, and grandfather Prince Charles, who is heir. A 2013 change to the law means the boy will not supplant his older sister Charlotte in the line of succession. Before that change younger males would take precedence over …