AWESOMELY cute: This is how to present a royal baby to the waiting world (PHOTOS)

The world has seen the royal baby for the first time as the future king left hospital with his ecstatic parents this evening, who revealed they had not yet chosen him a name.

Prince William and Kate waved and smiled broadly to the waiting cameras as they held their prince on the steps of the private Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London, 26 hours after he was delivered, weighing 8lbs 6oz.

Speaking for the first time since giving birth, an obviously moved Duchess of Cambridge said: ‘It’s been very emotional. Any parent will know what this feeling is like.’

As they left St Mary’s carefully cradling their precious child, the Duke of Cambridge followed the steps his parents Charles and Diana took with him 31 years ago, when he was born there on June 21, 1982.

‘He’s a big boy, quite heavy. We’re still working on a name,’ he told reporters, adding: ‘Well he has a good pair of lungs on him, that’s for sure.’

Special moment: Prince William and Kate waved and smiled broadly to the waiting cameras as they held their prince on the steps of the private Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in LondonSpecial moment: Prince William and Kate waved and smiled broadly to the waiting cameras as they held their prince on the steps of the private Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London
New life: The baby was crying in its car seat as its father took him to their waiting car this eveningNew life: The baby was crying in its car seat as its father took him to their waiting car this evening

Magic: With the wold watching, Kate and William hold their prince outside the Lindo Wing in a genuinely historic moment for BritainMagic: With the wold watching, Kate and William hold their prince outside the Lindo Wing in a genuinely historic moment for Britain

 

Emotional: The new mother looked delighted as she looked down at her first child while her husband waved to the excited crowds Emotional: The new mother looked delighted as she looked down at her first child while her husband waved to the excited crowds

 

Protective: The baby was wrapped in a white shawl - Kate held her new son closely to her chest as she waved to the impressive crowdProtective: The baby was wrapped in a white shawl – Kate held her new son closely to her chest as she waved to the impressive crowd

 

Gentle: The trio take their first steps together into the outside world together as the prince starts his life

Gentle: The trio take their first steps together into the outside world together as the prince starts his life

 

Confirming that the prince was overdue, William said: ‘I will remind him of his tardiness when he is older.’

With a huge smile he then added: ‘He’s got her looks thankfully’ to which the Duchess responded ‘No, no, no I’m not sure about that.’

The Duchess wore a lilac purple dress, with her long hair falling in waves around her face. The new father wore a blue open neck shirt rolled up to his elbows with black trousers.

The couple then returned to the hospital as William held his son, swaddled in a blanket, before bringing him out again in his car seat

William then visibly breathed a sigh of relief when he successfully installed his baby on the back seat with his wife, before driving them home to Kensington Palace cheered on by a huge crowd.

Their child is now third in the line of succession, displacing Prince Harry to fourth and the Duke of York to fifth, although he may not become sovereign for half a century or more.

The Duke, Duchess and Baby Cambridge will travel home to Kensington Palace tonight, spending two weeks there while William is on paternity leave.

Huge crowds of well-wishers and journalists from all over the world have been waiting outside the west London hospital ward for weeks, first to be there when Kate went into labour and now as the couple left with her firstborn child.

Meanwhile, this evening the Queen told guests at a Buckingham Palace reception she was ‘thrilled’ at the birth of her great-grandson.

Earlier the royal baby’s grandparents met him for the first time, and soon afterwards Kensington Palace confirmed the Duke, Duchess and baby would leave this evening.

Caring: As his wife walked down the steps, William placed a protective hand on her arm to make sure the new mother and son made it down the steps safely Caring: As his wife walked down the steps, William placed a protective hand on her arm to make sure the new mother and son made it down the steps safely

Warm welcome: The ecstatic crowd sang 'Congratulations' as the new parents stepped out of the London hospital Warm welcome: The ecstatic crowd sang ‘Congratulations’ as the new parents stepped out of the London hospital

The safe hands of the Duchess of Cambridge with her son who was born yesterday, but was thrown into the spotlight todayThe safe hands of the Duchess of Cambridge with her son who was born yesterday, but was thrown into the spotlight today
Emotional, Kate spoke to reporters
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the Lindo Wing

Happy trio: Kate told reporters that ‘It’s been very emotional. Any parent will know what this feeling is like’ while the prince joked the baby ‘has more hair than me’

 

Duchess of Cambridge poses for photographers outside St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing, where she has been since Monday Are these tears? The Duchess admitted the becoming a mother for the first time was ’emotional’
Looks: When asked about the newborn's appearance, William said Speculation: When asked about the newborn’s appearance, William said “He’s got her looks thankfully.’ Kate responded: ‘Catherine brushes off the praise, saying: ‘No, no no, I’m not sure about that’

Kate’s sister Pippa is said to be there waiting for her.

Carole and Michael Middleton were the first to arrive at the private Lindo Wing at around 3pm today, with Prince Charles and his wife Camilla following them at 5.30pm after being rushed to London by helicopter after two-days carrying out official duties in Yorkshire.

Before mounting the St Mary’s Hospital steps, the smiling Prince of Wales asked journalists who have been stood outside for almost three weeks: ‘Have you been there long?’

When he left around 10 minutes later, Charles said the baby was ‘marvellous’ and told journalists: ‘You’ll see in a minute’.

Huge crowds were waiting to catch a glimpse of the couple and the baby outside St Mary's hospital

Huge crowds were waiting to catch a glimpse of the couple and the baby outside St Mary’s hospital

Gently does it: After Kate took the prince down the stairs, William carefully picked up their son

Gently does it: After Kate took the prince down the stairs, William carefully picked up their son

Debut: Despite the excitement the tiny baby seems to remain asleep throughout his debut allowing his parents to answer questions Debut: Despite the excitement the tiny baby seemed to remain asleep throughout his debut allowing his parents to answer questions

 

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart The Lindo Wing
The safe hands of the Duke of Cambridge, as the royal couple and their son who was born yesterday

The future king made his public entrance in the safe hands of the Duke of Cambridge and his wife as they left the Lindo Wing

 

Poignant: Poignant: It was an emotional moment for William – the Duke of Cambridge had followed the steps his parents Charles and Diana took with him 31 years ago, when he was born there on June 21, 1982

Read more: Daily Mail

Comments (4)

  1. Oh please. Will these people give it a break already… Congratulations, we know… Abeg make we hear word…

  2. U c, d new dad is even on paternity leave. I advice Nigeria 2 follow suit

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