ROYAL FAMILY: FIRST ROYAL BABY PHOTOS AS KATE AND WILLIAM LEFT ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL IN LONDON

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‘Thankfully he has her looks!’ Beaming William jokes as he and Kate leave hospital with their newborn son giving the world its first glimpse of a future king

New life: The baby was crying in its car seat as its father took him to their waiting car this evening

  • Kate, Prince William and their newborn baby travelling home to Kensington Palace this evening
  • Kate’s parents Carole and Michael were the first members of the family to visit their daughter and her young son
  • Prince Charles and Camilla came two hours later and told the assembled press: ‘You’ll see him in a minute’
  • Soon afterwards Kensington Palace confirmed mother and baby were to be discharged at around 6.30pm
  • Member of the royal household pictured arriving with car seat and clothes, alongside Kate’s hairdresser

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

  • Couple release new statement thanking St Mary’s Hospital staff for how they have looked after ‘the three of us’
  • William stayed in a separate hospital room overnight to be close to Duchess of Cambridge and their son
  • The Queen’s Surgeon-Gynaecologist Marcus Setchell came to see Kate this morning to assess her condition
  • Prince Charles says he has ‘no idea’ what baby will be called but the bookies’ favourites are James, George and Henry
  • His wife Camilla added: ‘It’s very exciting and it’s wonderful for the grandfather – he’s brilliant with children’
  • Band of the Scots Guard play Cliff Richard‘s Congratulations at daily Changing Of The Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • Gently does it: After Kate took the prince down the stairs, William carefully picked up their son

By Rebecca English, Royal Correspondent and Martin Robinson Daily Mail

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.

An obviously moved Duchess of Cambridge said: ‘It’s been very emotional. Any parent will know what this feeling is like.’

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

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.

‘He’s a big boy, quite heavy. We’re still working on a name,’ he told reporters.

‘Well he has a good pair of lungs on him, that’s for sure’

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.’

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

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.

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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
 
 
Statement: William and Kate both spoke to the press and the Prince said 'thankfully he has her looks' Statement: William and Kate both spoke to the press and the Prince said ‘thankfully he has her looks’
Close up: Kate held the baby as they descended the steps and revealed to waiting reporters they had not yet chosen a nameClose up: Kate held the baby as they descended the steps and revealed to waiting reporters they had not yet chosen a name
 
Emotional, Kate spoke to reportersBritain's Prince William (R) and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (L) depart with their newborn baby boy
 
 

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’

 
Next destination: The Duke, Duchess and Baby Cambridge have gone to Kensington Palace for the next fortnightNext destination: The Duke, Duchess and Baby Cambridge have gone to Kensington Palace for the next fortnight
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
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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.

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

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 hospitalHuge crowds were waiting to catch a glimpse of the couple and the baby outside St Mary’s hospital
 
 
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the Lindo Wing Kate looked very happy and healthy
 
 

Exit: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the Lindo Wing while Kate smiles serenely as they leave the hospital door

 
 
William calmly carried his new baby to the Range Rover which he drove home himself with his wife and child on boardWilliam calmly carried his new baby to the Range Rover which he drove home himself with his wife and child on board
 
The one-day-old baby did not open its eyes as his mother held him tightly in her arms
The one-day-old prince did not open his eyes as his mother held him tightly in her arms

New life: The baby was crying in its car seat as its father took him to their waiting car this evening

Going Home: More than 36 hours after she first arrived at the Lindo Wing, Kate is driven back to Kensington Palace by William

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

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the Lindo Wing Kate looked very happy and healthy

William calmly carried his new baby to the Range Rover which he drove home himself with his wife and child on board

Duchess of Cambridge poses for photographers outside St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing, where she has been since Monday

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

 Goodbye: William gives a final farewell wave before he drives his wife and their new addition back home

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2374931/Kate-Middletons-parents-beat-royals-family-members-visit-new-baby.html#ixzz2ZtepK4jQ
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