New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has just given birth to a girl

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has just given birth to a girl at Auckland City Hospital with her partner, Clarke Gayford, at her side.

The baby girl weighs 3.315kg (7.3lb) and was delivered at 4.45pm (NZ time) on June 21.

Ardern shared a photo of the trio on her Instagram.

“Welcome to our village wee one”, she says.

“Feeling very lucky to have a healthy baby girl that arrived at 4.45pm weighing 3.31kg (7.3lb).

“Thank you so much for your best wishes and your kindness.

We’re all doing really well thanks to the wonderful team at Auckland City Hospital.”

They haven’t yet revealed the baby’s name.

While Ardern takes six weeks maternity leave, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has taken the role of acting prime minister.

Gayford will be a stay-at-home dad when Ardern returns to work.

Ardern, 37, is just the second women to give birth while leading her country, following in the footsteps of late former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto.

Coincidentally, Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007, would have turned 65 today.

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