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It’s a GIRL: Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a Princess

PUBLISHED: 11:53 02 May 2015 | UPDATED: 17:34 04 May 2015

Royal fans celebrate outside the Lindo Wing entrance at St Mary's Hospital after reports from Kensington Palace announced the born of a baby girl (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

Royal fans celebrate outside the Lindo Wing entrance at St Mary's Hospital after reports from Kensington Palace announced the born of a baby girl (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a girl - with mother and baby both doing well, Kensington Palace has announced.

The new baby was born at 8.34am weighing 8lbs 3oz and William was at his wife’s side during the delivery.

Kate was a number of days overdue and had been taken to the Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital at 6am from her nearby home Kensington Palace.

Kensington Palace said in a statement: “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am. The baby weighs 8lbs 3oz.

“The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.

“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.

“Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”

The Duchess of Cambridge’s daughter is fourth in line to the throne, the Queen’s fifth great-grandchild and a spare to the heir - and Prince George’s sister.

The Prince of Wales will be overjoyed as he made no secret he wanted his second grandchild to be a girl.

Before the birth William and Kate said they did not know the sex of their baby, so the arrival of a daughter will be a surprise to them.

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