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Royal Baby Number 2 Is Here! Duchess Of Cambridge Gives Birth To Her Second Child

05/02/2015 07:24 am ET | Updated May 02, 2015

Bust open a bottle of Pimm's -- the second royal baby has arrived! Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a little girl Saturday at St. Mary's Hospital, Kensington Palace confirmed.

Pictures of the new princess emerged on Saturday evening:

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Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, looks at her newborn daughter as she stands alongside Britain's Prince William outside St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing, London, Saturday, May 2, 2015. The Duchess gave birth to the Princess on Saturday morning. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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Britain's Prince William carries his newborn daughter as he and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, leave St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing, London, Saturday, May 2, 2015. The Duchess gave birth to the Princess on Saturday morning. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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Britain's Prince William, right, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, pose for the media with their newborn daughter outside St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing, London, Saturday, May 2, 2015. The Duchess gave birth to the Princess on Saturday morning. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

This is the second child for the duchess and Prince William, who welcomed Prince George in July 2013 (to much fanfare). The palace announced that the couple was expecting back in September, long after media outlets began buzzing that baby number two was on the way months after George's birth.

Surprisingly, the duke and duchess' second bundle of joy arrived past its due date of April 2015.

While pregnant with her second child, Kate suffered hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness, which she experienced during her first pregnancy. The duchess received treatment by doctors at home in Kensington Palace and managed to resume her busy schedule of royal engagements, even making a visit stateside.

The new baby is officially fourth in line to the throne, effectively bumping her uncle, Prince Harry, down to fifth. (Yes, daughters can now ascend the English throne).

Now that there's an "heir and a spare," Prince George finally has a playmate -- just like his dad had with Prince Harry, who is only two years younger than Will. The new baby and George are even closer in age, just 21 months apart. Judging by Georgie's solo baby photos, one can only imagine how adorable the sibling pics are going to be.

The world has yet to catch the first glimpse of the second royal baby and her mum or even learn the tyke's name, so stay tuned for updates!

  • 1 It will be fourth in line to the throne
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    The baby will be behind its grandad, Prince Charles, its dad, Prince William and its brother Prince George. Its uncle Prince Harry will fall to fifth place.
  • 2 It will be a Prince or Princess
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    Yes, yes, this may sound like a dumb thing to say, but it's only the intervention of the Queen that ensured the children of the Cambridges could use these titles. The Queen issued a Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm in December 2012 when Kate was just a few months' pregnant, declaring "all the children of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales should have and enjoy the style, title and attribute of royal highness with the titular dignity of prince or princess prefixed to their Christian names or with such other titles of honour". This nullifed a Letters Patent in 1917, issued by George V, which limited titles within the royal family, meaning a daughter born to William or Kate would not have been an HRH but Lady (forename) Mountbatten-Windsor instead and a second-born son would also have lacked the HRH title and become Lord (forename) Mountbatten-Windsor rather than a prince. William's cousin Princess Eugenie (pictured), who was born in 1990, was the last royal baby to be given the title Princess.
  • 3 It will be great-great-great-great-great-grandchild of Queen Victoria
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    William and Kate's new baby will be a great-grandchild to the Queen and a great-great-great-great-great-grandchild of Queen Victoria.
  • 4 It will be 'spare to the heir'
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    Unlike Prince George, this Prince or Princess will be free from the responsibility of one day having to become monarch and second-born Royals often have less restricted lives. Prince Harry (pictured) has traditionally been dubbed a party prince in contrast to his older brother William.
  • 5 The bookies are already betting on the name
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    never one to miss a cash-in opportunity - Paddy Power is taking bets on the name. We don't know the sex, but the bookies are saying Elizabeth is the favourite
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