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Britain's Kate gives birth to baby boy: palace

Britain's Union flags fly on the Mall leading to Buckingham Palace (background) in central London, on July 22, 2013. Prince William's wife Kate on Monday gave birth to a baby boy who will one day be heir to the British throne, Kensington Palace said in a statement.

Britain's Union flags fly on the Mall leading to Buckingham Palace (background) in central London, on July 22, 2013. Prince William's wife Kate on Monday gave birth to a baby boy who will one day be heir to the British throne, Kensington Palace said in a statement.  (AFP)

Prince William's wife Kate on Monday gave birth to a baby boy who will one day be heir to the British throne, Kensington Palace said in a statement.

"Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4:24pm (1524GMT)," said the statement. "The baby weighs 8lbs 6oz. (3.8 kilos)."

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