Say hello to the Prince of Cambridge: Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge left the hospital Tuesday (July 23) and introduced their child to a throng of press outside.
The prince’s first photo op came a little more than 24 hours after he was born at 4:24 p.m. London time Monday (July 22). The former Kate Middleton wore a light blue polka-dot dress and handed him off to William, dressed in dark pants and a blue shirt, as they walked forward to greet photographers. The baby was wrapped in a blanket.
The parents stood for photos for a few minutes and talked to reporters for a couple of minutes before ducking back inside, where William loaded his son into a car seat and the family made its way — with William at the wheel — to their home at Kensington Palace a couple of miles away.
“It’s such a special time,” Kate told reporters.
Still unknown is the new prince’s name. “We’ll have that as soon as we can,” William says.
William also joked that “He’s got her looks, thankfully” and more hair than he does. The new dad also says he’ll remind the prince of his “tardiness” when he’s older, referring to the media standing watch outside the hospital for a couple of weeks before the birth. “I know how long you’ve all sat out here. So hopefully the hospital and you guys can get back to normal.”