Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a daughter in London.
The latest royal arrival, who is fourth in line to the throne, was delivered this morning at 0934 Central European Time (CET).
Weighing 8lbs 3oz, the baby was born at the same hospital as her brother George, who will turn two-years-old this summer.
Catherine, wife of Prince William, was admitted to the private Lindo wing of St Mary’s hospital just a few hours before giving birth.
Both mother and baby are said to be doing well.
Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 2, 2015
The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry & members of both families have been informed— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 2, 2015
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 2, 2015
Bookmakers say Alice, Elizabeth, Charlotte and Victoria are favourites for a name for the new baby.
Kate, 33 and William, 32, met as students at St Andrews University in Scotland, married at Westminster Abbey in April 2011 and have since become global stars.
When Kate leaves hospital, the couple will initially return to their London residence, Kensington Palace, for a couple of days.
They are then expected to head to Anmer Hall, their country mansion on the queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk, to the northeast of London.