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In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy

July 24, 2013, 3:18 am
  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • Britain's Prince William holds his baby son outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital.
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  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear with their baby son outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital.
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  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • To huge cheers from well-wishers and hospital staff, the beaming couple waved and took turns to hold their son, wrapped tightly in a white blanket with only the top of his head visible.
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  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • Kate, 31, gave birth to the couple's first child on Monday afternoon, ending weeks of feverish anticipation about the arrival.
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  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • They adhered to tradition by giving the public the first sight of the baby on the steps of the hospital as they left.
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  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • Kate, wearing a pale blue dress with white polka dots, said they were both feeling "very emotional".
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  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • The baby is third in line to the throne after grandfather Charles and William, 31, and pushes the fun-loving Prince Harry, William's brother, into fourth place.
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  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • Congratulations flooded in from around the world after the announcement of the birth, which was followed moment-by-moment by global media.
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  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • The British mass-circulation newspaper the Sun temporarily renamed itself "The Son", and most newspapers issued special supplements.
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  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • Royal baby had triggered a frenzy among the waiting reporters and camerapersons.
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  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • Hordes of TV crews, photographers and royal fans wrapped in British flags were camped outside the hospital for the first glimpse of the baby.
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  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • To mark the birth, the Royal Artillery fired a 41-gun salute at London's Green Park and 62 rounds were fired at the Tower of London.
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  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • The couple will eventually take up residence with their baby at Apartment 1A in London's Kensington Palace.
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  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy
  • In pics: Kate and William show the royal baby boy