Thursday 18 October 2018

Meet the new Prince: Kate Middleton and Prince William introduce baby son to the world

Britain's Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital with their new baby boy in London, April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
Britain's Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital with their new baby boy in London, April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their newborn son outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday April 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Baby.
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show their newly-born son, their third child, to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018.
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Kate Middleton and Prince William have introduced their newborn son to the world.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed the new arrival on Monday morning and both mother and baby are doing well, according to Kensington Palace.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte visited their new baby brother this afternoon, as was the case with George meeting his baby sister in 2015 and William meeting new brother Harry back in 1984.

Less than two hours after giving birth, Kate's personal stylists and glam squad were pictured entering St Mary's Hospital, where she will prepare for the 'big reveal' on the steps of the Lindo Wing, which became a royal tradition established by Princess Diana after William's birth in 1982.

Kensington Palace has chosen to announce any updates through its social media channels in order to make the birth more accessible to royal watchers around the world.

A statement read: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.

"Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."

"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 Duke of Cambridge waves to the crowd after leaving with his newborn son outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London.
The Duke of Cambridge waves to the crowd after leaving with his newborn son outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London.

Unlike with Prince George, who was the first grandchild with for both Prince Charles and Carole and Michael Middleton, the grandparents are believed to be staying away from the hospital and will be meeting their new grandson behind the gates of the palace after the public fanfare has ended.

Earlier today, a statement confirmed that Kate was in labour, saying: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London earlier this morning in the early stages of labour.

"The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge."

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