The wait is over.  The royal baby is here and it's a boy.  Kate Middleton gave birth at 4:24 local time in London to a 8.6 pound baby. Since it was dark, instead of the official announcement outside Buckingham Palace, the news broke, as most news does now a days, on social media.

Clarence House tweeted the birth and details of baby and mom.


The announcement was even on buildings in London.

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The new Prince's name has not been announced. It could be a week before we hear.

Official Kate Middleton Portrait Released

The first official painted portrait of Duchess Kate Middleton has been released. It's a far cry from her topless photos, leaked by the press last September. Kate calls the painting, commissioned by Britain's National Portrait Gallery, " absolutely brilliant." Scottish-born Paul Emsley is the artist behind the painting that was unveiled today.