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Royal baby boy pictures: Kate and William leave the hospital with their new son in baby debut

KATE, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William have introduced their new son to the public with the Duchess of Cambridge dressed in a red dress holding her newborn in a white blanket. The royal baby, the couple’s third, was born at 11.01am.

Evoking memories of Princess Diana, who also wore red as she posed with Prince Charles and a newborn Prince Harry outside the same wing in 1984, the Duchess of Cambridge dazzled in a red Jenny Packham dress with a white collar and nude heels, as she smiled to the waiting crowds and cradled her newborn.

The new Prince Cambridge was swaddled in a white lace shawl from GH Hurt and Son Ltd with a matching cap. The company has a long-standing connection to the royals.
Acknowledging previous waits for the couple’s children outside the Lindo Wing, Prince William said: “We didn’t keep you waiting too long this time.”

Prince William said he was “very happy, delighted” and joked he has “thrice the worry now” as he put his newborn son’s carseat in a waiting car.

Asked if the couple had decided on a name, Prince William said: “You’ll find out later.”

Just under seven hours old, in a glimpse of his first royal wave Baby Cambridge was seen moving his fingers as he was cradled by Kate.

Aware of the spring chill, Kate murmured to Prince William she was worried about the newborn getting cold outside the windy Lindo Wing.

Moments after the brief photocall, the couple headed home to the sanctuary of Kensington Palace, with William emerging from the hospital carrying his son in a car seat, and holding Kate’s hand.

The proud parents beamed as hundreds of cameras gathered in front of the steps of the exclusive Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in central London.

The world got its first glimpse of the new Prince of Cambridge Photo (C) PA
The world got its first glimpse of the new Prince of Cambridge Photo (C) PA

Kensington Palace tweeted an image of the doting William and Kate with their newborn saying simply: “Welcome to the family.”

And Kensington Palace said Prince William will be concentrating on his family for the next couple of weeks.

The baby, weighing 8lb 7oz, is now fifth in line for the throne.

Kensington Palace, the royal house of the couple, said the name of the baby would be announced in due course, and a formal notice of the birth would be posted on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.

The royal baby arrived just two days after the Queen’s birthday and three weeks before Harry and Meghan’s wedding.

Earlier this afternoon Prince George and Princess Charlotte were introduced to their new baby brother for the first time.

The world got its first glimpse of the new Prince of Cambridge Photo (C) PA
The world got its first glimpse of the new Prince of Cambridge Photo (C) PA

The youngsters were taken to the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, to meet the newborn Prince of Cambridge by their father Prince William.

The Duchess of Cambridge, who gave birth to the 8lb 7oz baby boy at 11.01am on patriotic St George’s Day, was believed to be waiting in her private suite for her eldest children.

William, who was at Kate’s side for the birth, left shortly after 4pm to collect four-year-old George and Charlotte, who turns three on May 2, from Kensington Palace.

George, who has spent the day at school and was dressed in his school uniform, appeared a little shy as he arrived, but Charlotte waved at the cameras twice, turning to do so and smiling as she walked up the steps.

Kensington Palace said the baby’s name would be “announced in due course”, but Arthur is already the favourite with punters, according to the bookies.

Welcome to the family

Kensington Palace

After spending nearly an hour with their little brother, a statement from Kensington Palace added: “Prince George and Princess Charlotte have now returned to Kensington Palace.

“Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank all staff at the hospital for the care and treatment they have received.

“They would also like to thank everyone for their warm wishes.”

By welcoming a baby prince, William and Kate are following in the footsteps of the Queen and Philip.

Emulating the birth pattern of the Queen and the duke’s first three children, William and Kate have had a son, a daughter and now another son.

The Queen and Philip had Prince Charles, then Princess Anne, followed by, after a gap of 10 years, Prince Andrew, with Prince Edward born four years later.

The birth has come on St George’s Day, which celebrates the patron saint of England.

St George is heralded for his honour, bravery and gallantry.

Surrounded by myth, one legend tells of St George’s slaying of a dragon.

The new prince was born at 11.01am weighing 8lbs 7oz and is now fifth in line to the throne
The new prince was born at 11.01am weighing 8lbs 7oz and is now fifth in line to the throne

The baby is the heaviest of the Cambridge children. George came in at 8lb 6oz and Charlotte at 8lb 3oz and is the heaviest royal baby in a century.

The new prince is fifth in line to the throne, and is the Queen’s sixth great-grandchild and is behind his grandfather and heir Prince Charles, father William, and siblings George and Charlotte in line to the throne.
A 2013 change to the law means that for the first time in British history, a new prince will not supplant his older sister in the order of succession. Previously younger males would take precedence over older female siblings.

The duchess was driven to the exclusive Lindo Wing before 6am on Monday in the early stages of labour, ready for the birth of their third child.

Kensington Palace announced the baby’s arrival in a statement shortly after 1pm and said the Queen, the royals and Kate’s family were thrilled at the news.

“The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news,” the palace said.

A formal notice of the birth was placed in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace on an ornate golden stand , and a celebratory over-sized Union Flag was raised from the roof of the Queen’s London home.

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William emerged from the Lindo Wing just moments ago to show off their new son to the world
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William emerged from the Lindo Wing just moments ago to show off their new son to the world

Prime Minister Theresa May led the messages of support for William and Kate, saying: “My warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby boy.

“I wish them great happiness for the future.”

The arrival of a baby boy was a surprise for the duke and duchess, who chose not to find out what they were having.

A huge media presence gathered outside the private Lindo Wing in anticipation of the birth, the same unit where George and Charlotte were born, as were William and Prince Harry.

Hundreds of well wishes gathered at the gates of Buckingham Palace this afternoon to celebrate the arrival of the new prince.

The prince’s arrival was announced in a tradition which stretches back to the 19th century.

The crowd waited patiently for the formal notice of the arrival of the fifth in line to the throne, which involves the presentation of a bulletin, placed on a golden easel in front of the palace.

The ritual dates back to at least 1837, when Buckingham Palace became the sovereign’s official residence.

The beaming parents looked delighted as they showed off their third son to the world who was born weighing 8lbs 7oz on St George's Day
The beaming parents looked delighted as they showed off their third son to the world who was born weighing 8lbs 7oz on St George’s Day

At 2.30pm senior footman Olivia Smith and footman Heather McDonald strode across the gravel at the front of Buckingham Palace to the roar of a delighted crowd, and placed the notice on the easel.

In the crowd John and Susan Gill said they were having tea at the Ritz when they heard the news of the birth.

“A lady stood up and raised a glass of champagne and said: ‘to the new prince,” said Susan.

They then walked down to Buckingham Palace to soak in the atmosphere.

“This is what Britain is all about,” added John. “The more the merrier.”

The beaming parents looked delighted as they showed off their third son to the world who was born weighing 8lbs 7oz on St George's Day
The beaming parents looked delighted as they showed off their third son to the world who was born weighing 8lbs 7oz on St George’s Day

The easel is set to stand in front of the palace for 24 hours. When it is taken down, it is sent to the Privy Council Office so that the details of may be recorded in the Privy Council records, according to the palace.

While interest in their third child has been more muted than with the birth of their first, large numbers of photographers and broadcasters from around the globe massed outside the hospital, along with some dedicated royal fans.

John Loughrey, 63, from south London, who was wearing a Union Jack onesie and hat and holding a baby doll adorned with a crown, said: “We’ve been coming out doing this for 21 years.

He said he had been camped outside the hospital for 15 days and would do the same for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding next month.

Mr Loughrey said: “We were here for George and Charlotte and we’ll be there for the royal wedding too.”

However, not everyone in Britain is so enamoured.

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William have emerged from the Lindo Wing with their new son
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William have emerged from the Lindo Wing with their new son

Anti-monarchist group Republic said: “The arrival of a new prince or princess highlights the unfairness of the hereditary principle – for the millions of children told they’ll never be good enough and for the baby whose life has been predetermined.

“The absurd media speculation ignores these serious questions while showing us the kind of intrusion the royal baby can expect for the rest of its life.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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