Gallery: Royal birth announcement
Jul. 22, 2013 @ 05:19 PM
LONDON -- The birth of the son of Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, was announced with some of the traditional pomp and circumstance surrounding royal births on Monday, July 22. 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.
The large waiting crowds cheers as they read the news on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, to announce the birth of a baby boy, at 4.24pm to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St Mary's Hospital in west London, Monday July 22, 2013. The notification was set up on an easel facing the gates for public view. The child is now third in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/John Stillwell, Pool)