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Into the spotlight: the royal baby's debut

He was only 27 hours old when he emerged to make his first public appearance, but Britain’s newest Royal has already made quite an impression. Crowds outside of St. Mary’s Hospital cheered the baby, now third in line to the throne (after Prince Charles and Prince William). His parents looked relaxed and happy, joking with reporters. ‘He’s got her looks, thankfully,’ William said. The baby doesn’t have a name yet, however. ‘We’re still working on [it],’ the new father added

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A beaming Prince William and his wife, Kate, above, emerge from a London hospital with their newborn baby boy, presenting the world with a first glimpse of the prince. The couple is informally dressed, with the duchess wearing a blue polka dot summer dress and no hat and William in black jeans and a blue shirt with no tie and the sleeves rolled up.


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William carries his son in a car seat, which the Daily Mail tabloid immediately dubbed ‘Baby’s first throne!’ In fact, the car seat was decidedly non-regal and practical – a simple Britax Baby-Safe Infant Carrier that reportedly cost only £80.


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The newborn appears to sleep through his first public appearance outside the Lindo wing of St. Mary’s Hospital.

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After introducing their baby boy to the public, the couple head back into the hospital for the car seat to take him home.


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The happy family: ‘He’s got a good pair of lungs on him, that’s for sure,’ Prince William jokes to reporters.


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The Duchess of Cambridge, with the future monarch in her arms. ‘It’s very emotional. It’s such a special time. I think any parent will know what this feeling feels like,’ she tells journalists.

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Her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, pay a visit to their new grandchild.

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‘I’m thrilled,’ Prince Charles says as he visits his son and daughter-in-law. His second wife, Camilla, says Charles will make a ‘brilliant’ grandfather.

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