Royal baby: Queen visits Kate Middleton, Prince William and great-grandson

Published Wednesday, Jul 24 2013, 11:55 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The Queen has arrived at Kensington Palace to meet her great-grandson – the future king - for the first time.

Kate Middleton and Prince William arrived at their central London home on Tuesday night (23 July), one day after welcoming their son into the world.

The Queen, who had been at Buckingham Palace when the royal birth was announced, arrived at Kensington Palace just after 11am the following day for her first meeting with the tiny tot.

Queen Elizabeth II leaving Kensington Palace after visiting her great grandson for the first time 24 Jul 2013

© Rex Features

The Queen leaves Kensington Palace after visiting great-grandson

Queen Elizabeth II leaving Kensington Palace after visiting her great grandson for the first time
24 Jul 2013

© Rex Features

The Queen is scheduled to leave for her summer holiday at Balmoral this week, and had told a ten-year-old child at a public engagement last week she "hoped" the baby would arrive before she left.

In a brief statement following the birth, a rep for the palace said The Queen and Prince Phillip were "delighted" about the birth of their great-grandson, who will be known as the Prince of Cambridge.

New parents PRINCE WILLIAM and CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE left hospital with their new bundle of joy on Tuesday evening (23Jul13), a day after the royal baby arrived at London's St. Mary's Hospital.


Kate and William leaving the Lindo Wing with their son on 23 July

Kate, 31, gave birth to her first child at 4.24pm on Monday, 22 July at the private Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital, with Prince William by his side.

The third-in-line to the throne weighed 8lbs 6oz. He is yet to be named, with Prince William saying yesterday he and Kate are "still working" on that.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge presented their child to the world on Tuesday evening when they left the Lindo Wing to face reporters and cameras from all across the world.

Prior to that, the little prince was visited by his grandparents at the hospital: Kate's parents Carole and Michael Middleton arrived at around 3pm, followed a couple of hours later by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla.

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