The Crown Princess gave birth to a girl Saturday afternoon, the first baby in her 8 1/2-year marriage to the Crown Prince.

The 37-year-old Crown Princess gave birth to the baby, who weighs 3,102 grams and is 49.6 cm tall, at 2:43 p.m., Hirofumi Oka, head of the General Affairs Division of the Imperial Household Agency, told a news conference at 3 p.m.

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