It’s a boy!

Palace officials confirm Kate Middleton has given birth to her first child, who weighed in at 8 pounds 6 ounces

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It's a boy!The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton seen visiting Hope House on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in London. (Credit: Joel Ryan/invision/ap)

LONDON (AP) — Palace officials say Prince William’s wife Kate has given birth to a baby boy.

Officials said Monday the baby was born at 4:24 p.m. and weighs 8 pounds 6 ounces.

The infant will become third in line for the British throne after Prince Charles and William.

Kate checked into a private wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in central London early Monday morning.

William spent the long hours of labor at her bedside. This is the couple’s first child.

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