18 unusual facts about royal babies

With the imminent arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's firstborn here are some of the more unusual facts about royal babies.

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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
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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Bank of photographers captures Charles' arrival

The bulging bank of photographers outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital burst into action as Prince Charles stepped out of his car.

A huge bank of photographers sprung into action as Charles stepped out of his car. Credit: ITV News

Hospital staff gathered behind barriers by the wing's doors also stretched to take pictures on their mobile phones.

Hospital staff filled a pen shortly before Charles' arrival. Credit: PA

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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.
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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Clegg: Royal birth will make the 'country smile'

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has offered his congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after the birth of their son yesterday.

He said: "This is wonderful news. Miriam and I were absolutely delighted when we heard news and we want to send our heart-felt congratulations".

"It's news that will make the country smile", he added.

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