‘Hey Baby!’: Kate and William Show off Britain’s New Prince [Video]

A day after the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth, she left hospital with her son in her arms, flanked by her beaming husband Prince William.

Kate Middleton and Prince William left St Mary’s Hospital at 7:14 pm BST on July 23 with the royal baby boy in tow.

The couple left by the main entrance of the private Lindo wing, where Kate gave birth on Monday afternoon.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge emerged from St Mary’s Hospital with their new baby son tonight to cheers from well-wishers. The Duchess said it was “a special time for any parent”.

The couple admitted to feeling “very emotional.”

“Any parent will know what this feeling is like,” the Duchess told reporters.

“He’s got a good pair of lungs on him that’s for sure. We’re still working on a name for him, so we will have that as soon as we can.” Prince William said.

He continued: “It is the first time we have seen him really, so we are having a proper chance to catch up.”

George, James, Alexander and Louis are the bookmakers’ favorites for the youngest royal, third in line to the British throne after Prince Charles and William. Historically monarchs do not always rule under their first given name. The last king – George VI – was actually called Albert and known to his family as “Bertie”.

A beaming Kate posed for pictures before handing her son to William who joked that the baby had more hair than him and had inherited his wife’s good looks, reports the Reuters.

“I’ll remind him of his tardiness when he’s a bit older,” Prince William joked to the press waiting outside the hospital. Kate stood beside Will holding her newborn son while wearing a bespoke blue dress by British designer, Jenny Packham.

The couple secured the baby in a car seat in the car and left for their first night together at home, a 57-room apartment in Kennsington Palace.

Kate’s hairdresser arrived at the hospital, sparking rumours that the duchess was preparing to leave for her home in Kensington Palace

The couple have received several visitors throughout the day .Earlier Michael and Carole Middleton had visited their new grandson in hospital, and left telling waiting reporters that the baby was “absolutely beautiful” and that mother and child were both “doing really well.”

Baby Cambridge’s grandfather, Prince Charles, told the press he and wife Camilla were “overjoyed” at the news of a healthy birth, and dignitaries around the world (including President Obama) have sent their congratulations.

While much of the world waits to find out the baby’s name, Kate and Will have asked people to donate to charity rather than buying them gifts, says IBT.

A statement said: “To harness this extraordinary generosity of spirit, they suggest people might at this time look to support those more in need: perhaps a children’s charity local to them, as a way of marking the birth of their child.

“Alternatively, you could look to support Imperial College Healthcare Charity, which is the charity of the hospital where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby was born.

“Your donation to this charity would help women, their newborn babies and young families from London, across the UK and beyond to benefit from the latest research to ensure they receive the best possible care.”

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to the 8lb 6oz baby boy at 4.24pm yesterday, after being in labour for more than 11 hours.

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