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It's a girl! Kate gives birth to new royal baby

The new baby is fourth-in-line to the throne, behind brother George, father William and grandfather Prince Charles

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Prince William and his wife Kate emerged from a London hospital with their newborn daughter on Saturday to screams from hundreds of well-wishers.

The beaming couple waved to the crowd, with Kate wearing a yellow patterned dress and cradling the princess wrapped in a white blanket.

Kensington Palace said a statement that Kate "was safely delivered of a daughter" at 8:34 a.m. London time (0734 GMT).

The baby weighs 8 pounds 3 oz.

The palace added that Kate and her child are both doing well.

Kate was admitted to hospital in the early stages of labor early on Saturday, Kensington Palace said.

The Duchess of Cambridge was taken to the private Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital, West London by car, accompanied by Prince William at 6am (0500 GMT), the palace added.

The new baby is fourth-in-line to the throne, behind brother George, father William and grandfather Prince Charles.

William was born at the same hospital to the late Princess Diana in 1982.

The baby’s gender was not known but bookmakers were tipping the child to be a girl, with Alice, Elizabeth, Charlotte and Victoria the favorite names.

Kate, 33, and William, 32, met as students at St Andrews University in Scotland, married in a spectacular ceremony at Westminster Abbey in April 2011 and have since become global stars.

When Kate leaves hospital after giving birth, the couple will initially return to their London residence, Kensington Palace, for a couple of days, before heading to Anmer Hall, their country mansion on the queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk, to the northeast of London.

“The duke is working in East Anglia so the duchess may spend some time in Anmer but Kensington Palace will remain their primary residence,” a spokeswoman said.