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Royal baby’s first photos: Kate Middleton and Prince William with new prince

Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge posed for shutterbugs with the royal baby as they left the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London. The couple welcomed a healthy baby boy — third child for them and fifth in line to the British throne.

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The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. The couple's Kensington Palace office announced news of the birth around lunchtime, about five hours after the 36-year-old duchess and her husband traveled by car from their Kensington Palace home to the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in central London.

Few hours later, Kate Middleton and Prince William left the hospital and headed home with their newborn son, giving the world the first glimpse of the new royal baby. (Source: AP)

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The duchess, who gave birth Monday morning, emerged from St. Mary's Hospital about seven hours later alongside her husband, holding the baby wrapped in a white blanket. The trio posed for photographers before going back inside. (Source: AP)

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The palace said the baby prince was born at 11:01 a.m. (1001 GMT; 6:01 a.m. EDT) and weighed in at eight pounds, seven ounces (3.8 kilograms). Prince William was in attendance, and the palace said mother and child were both doing well. (Source: AP)

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has offered "warmest congratulations" to Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their new son. (Source: AP)

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Kate, Duchess of Cambridge holds her newborn baby son as she leaves the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London.

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The new arrival is Queen Elizabeth II's sixth great-grandchild and bumps Prince Harry to sixth place in the line of succession. The baby is fifth in line, after grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William and his two siblings. (Source: AP)

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Prince William was present for the birth of his son, who is fifth in line to the throne. The palace says "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." (Source: AP)

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The words "it's a boy" were flashed in lights around the top of London's BT Tower, which can be seen for miles around. (Source: AP)

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Prince William left the hospital Monday afternoon and returned half an hour later with his two elder children -- Prince George and Princess Charlotte. (Source: AP)

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Town Crier Tony Appleton announces that the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy outside the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London. (Source: AP)

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A notice is placed on an easel announcing the birth of the new Royal baby, in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, in London, Monday. (Source: AP)