5 New Details About Kate Middleton's Third Child — Including His Potential Royal Name

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And just like that, another prince was born.

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and Kate Middleton has given birth. 

Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third child into the world on April 23 at 11:01 a.m. He's a boy, weighing 8lbs 7oz. 

“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs,” a statement from Kensington Palace read. “The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.”

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“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,” the statement continued. “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”

Here are five things to know about the birth Kate Middleton and Prince William's third child: 

1. His name has not been announced, but it's rumored to be down to two choices. 

The royal couple has yet to officially announce a name for their newest addition — and they probably won't for several more days — but British oddsmakers claim it's down to two popular choices. 

Albert and Arthur are reportedly the most likely names for the boy, with the odds 5-1 and 9-1, respectively. 

James is another popular candidate for the boy's name. 

2. The baby is fifth in line for the crown. 

The currently unnamed child is a few people behind in the line for the crown. He's ranked as fifth behind his grandpa, Prince Charles, his sister, Princess Charlotte and his dad, Prince William. 

Charles, Prince of Wales, is the next in line, as Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son. 

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3. He was born on an important day in British history.

Though he's already captured national attention, the latest royal baby is special for another reason: his birthday. 

April 23 marks St. George's Day, which is a feast day of the patron saint of England. During the Middle Ages, he was named the protector of the royal family and the patron saint of the entire country. 

It is believed that the saint was a soldier in the Roman army who was tortured because he refused to renounce his faith as a Christian. The St. George cross is still used as the English flag and is even featured on the Union Jack flag for the United Kingdom. 

4. There was a rumor she was having twins. 

In February, Life & Style published a story that claimed Kate was pregnant with twin girls. The "inside source" also said that one of the girls would be named Diana after Prince William's late mother. 

Ok!  published a similar story in December. Obviously, with the birth of a single boy, those rumors turned out to be false.  

5. His birth made history in regards to his sister Charlotte. 

The birth of the third baby made British history in regards to a law made in 2011 about succession for the royal crown. 

Girls will no longer be overtaken by any younger brothers they may have, according to the new law. Originally, the crown would only pass to a daughter if there were no other sons in line. 

This historic move means that Charlotte will remain fourth-in-line for the throne. 

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