2 May 2015

Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby girl

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby girl, says Kensington Palace. The child, who has not yet been named, is fourth in line to the throne.

She was born at 8.34 am, said a statement by Kensington Palace. The baby’s name was not announced.

The baby girl, who was several days overdue, was delivered in the Lindo wing at St Mary’s hospital in Paddington, London weighing 8lbs 3oz.

She becomes a younger sister to Prince George, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child, who was born on 22 July 2013.

Lindo Wing, St Mary's Hospital, Paddington (Getty Images)

The new arrival is fourth in line to the throne after Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George. She becomes the Queen’s fifth great-grandchild.

Charlotte or Alice?

Speculation has mounted over the name of the new baby, with Charlotte and Alice among the bookmakers’ favourites.

A Paddy Power spokesman said: “Alice will clean us out. We’ll be facing a royal payout of seven figures.”

He continued: “I think this puts a spring in people’s step. It’s a nice talking point and celebration. Betting on the royal family goes back a long, long time.”