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Duchess: It is a special time for any parent

The Duchess showing the waiting media her baby, for the first time. Credit: PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge emerged from St Mary's Hospital with their new baby son tonight to loud cheers from well wishers.

The Duchess said: "It's very emotional, it's such a special time. I think any parent will know what this feeling feels like."

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World gets first glimpse of royal baby

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have appeared outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital with their new son.

Kate gave birth to the boy at 4.24pm yesterday.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave hospital Credit: PA Wire

The couple and the child will now travel home to Kensington Palace after Prince William makes some brief remarks to the gathered media.

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Prince Charles visits royal baby in hospital

Prince Charles has entered the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital where his first grandchild was born yesterday.

His wife, Camilla, accompanied him.

"Have you had a long wait?" Charles asked reporters.

Prince Charles steps out of a car outside St Mary's Hospital. Credit: Georgina Brewer
Prince Charles surrounded by cameras as he enters hospital. Credit: ITV News
Charles and Camilla go through the main entrance of the Lindo Wing. Credit: Tim Ewart
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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank hospital staff

In a statement issued on their behalf, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have thanked hospital staff that helped care for them during the birth of their son.

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.

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.

– The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
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