The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge emerged from a London hospital on Tuesday with their newborn baby boy, presenting the world with a first glimpse of the prince who is third in line to the British throne.
A smiling Kate, wearing a baby blue Jenny Packham polka dot dress, carried the future monarch outside St. Mary’s Hospital in central London so that he could be photographed by the dozens of international press members waiting outside.
William and Kate, both 31, stood with their first child in front of the hospital’s Lindo Wing, just as William’s parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, did with him in 1982 and brother Prince Harry in 1984.
Kate, who said she felt “very emotional,” passed the baby to her husband, who appeared relaxed and joked with reporters.
“He’s got her looks, thankfully,” William said. “He’s got a good pair of lungs on him, that’s for sure.”
William added: “He’s a big boy, he’s quite heavy,” and laughed when a reporter asked him about the baby’s hair.
“He’s got way more than me, thank God,” he said.
“It’s such a special time,” Kate said. “Any parent will know what this feels like.”