Kate Middleton and Prince William presented their baby boy to the public for the first time Tuesday in front of St. Mary’s Hospital in London. The future King of England weighs eight pounds, six ounces. When the couple appeared, Kate wore a polka-dot dress designed by Jenny Packham. Her long, brunette locks cascading over her shoulders. William took on a dressy casual look in a blue button-up shirt with the sleeves rolled up and a pair of slacks. As they appeared outside of the hospital, Kate was seen holding the baby a few minutes. She then handed him off to William. He approached several reporters and answered some questions as he cradled his son. The baby was calm and wiggling his fingers and toes throughout the interview.
William said their new son has “a good pair of lungs” and that he felt “heavy” while holding him.
William also noted his appreciation to the crowd over their wait to see the new royal baby.
“I’ll remind him of his timeliness when he’s a bit older — I know how long you all had to wait out here,” William said. “Hopefully, you all can go back to normal now and we can raise him,” he added.
William said he and Kate are still working on a name and they will be let everyone know as soon as possible.
Kate’s parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, paid a visit to St. Mary’s to see their first grandchild.
“He’s absolutely beautiful. They’re both doing really well, and we’re so thrilled,” Carole said.
She reminisced about when Kate was born 31 years ago and how this brings so many memories back. Little did she know her daughter would grow up to be the mother of England’s future king.
Kate Middleton and Prince William will raise their newborn at Kensington Palace, the same place William was raised.
Prince Charles is first in line to the British royal throne, then William, and William’s son.