The Duchess has left hospital with her son

Kate Middleton and Prince William‘s baby boy has been photographed for the first time.

The royal couple, both 31, left the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London yesterday evening carrying their dark-haired son.

Before they set off home to Kensington Palace in a Land Rover, they posed for shots with the new Prince.

‘He’s got a good pair of lungs, that’s for sure,’ Wills told the waiting reporters. ‘And he’s got way more hair than me.’

Kate, who confirmed that the new dad had already changed his first nappy, gave birth to her and William‘s first child naturally at 4.24pm on Monday after an 11-hour labour.

The 8lb 6oz little boy is now third in line to the throne and will be known as the Prince of Cambridge.

His name will be announced ‘in due course’.

Kate and William have released a statement giving their best wishes to everyone involved in the safe delivery of their first child.

‘We would like to thank the staff at the Lindo Wing and the whole
hospital for the tremendous care the three of us have received,’ they announced.

‘We know it has been a very busy period
for the hospital and we would like to thank everyone – staff, patients
and visitors – for their understanding during this time.’

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