Kate Middleton gives birth to baby boy

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The gender of the new Royal baby was as much a surprise to Kate Middleton and Prince William as it was to us, but we know that Kate will be thrilled having delivered the baby boy she was secretly hoping for.

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Although the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose not to find out the gender of the Royal baby prior to the birth, Kate let slip that she was hoping for a boy at a St Patrick's Day parade in Hampshire earlier this year.

When asked by a soldier what she hoped the new Royal heir would be, the Duchess of Cambridge said, “'I'd like to have a boy and William would like a girl'. That's always the way."

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She later admitted on another Royal engagement that she’d bought a Bugaboo pram in light blue, however betting odds still showed that the new Royal tot would be a girl.

Kate gave birth to Prince Cambridge on 22 July 2013 at 4.24pm with the Royal couple announcing hours later that they “could not be happier” with their new arrival.

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