TOKYO, Japan (CNN) -- Japan's Princess Kiko has given birth to a son, likely postponing a long-running debate over whether Japanese law should be changed to allow women to succeed to the throne, the imperial palace announced Wednesday.
The boy is third in line to the throne, after Crown Prince Naruhito and Kiko's husband, Prince Akishino.
The Imperial Household Agency gave few details about the birth, which came by Caesarean section following pregnancy complications, and did not release the boy's name. (Watch Japan welcome a new royal -- 2:56)
The agency said only that the baby was healthy and that he weighed about 2,558 grams (5.6 pounds).
Naruhito is the eldest son of Emperor Akihito.
Alright for them!!!!! Finally the pressure will be off Naruhito and Masako!