The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge proudly showed the world their baby son, a future king, before taking him home tonight.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have left Kensington Palace with their newborn son. It is unclear at this stage where the royal couple and the prince are travelling to.
The Queen made the short journey from Buckingham Palace to visit the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after the birth of their son yesterday. The visit comes before she heads to Balmoral in Scotland for her traditional summer break on Friday.
Dressed in a turquoise floral outfit, the Queen looked relaxed as she left Kensington Palace after spending just over half an hour with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first child.
She had travelled to see William and Kate and their baby without the Duke of Edinburgh who is still convalescing at Windsor Castle following exploratory abdominal surgery last month.
The Queen arrived at Kensington Palace today to visit the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their new son.
The new Prince of Cambridge was introduced to the world today.
The Duchess held her son first and the couple looked relaxed and smiled broadly as the world's media captured the moment.
The Royal baby's fingers clasped and unclasped in what looked almost like his first royal wave.
Speaking outside the hospital, William and Kate said they felt "very emotional".
More than 18,000 people a minute tweeted about the royal baby as he made his first public appearance this evening, Twitter said.
The figure was short of peak of 25,300 tweets per minute which mentioned the baby last night after the birth was announced.
The easel which held the announcement of the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first child has been removed from the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.
The Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant as she presented her son to the world in a pale blue polka dot dress reminiscent of the pattern worn by Princess Diana on the day she left hospital with Prince William.
Kate stepped out of the Lindo Wing wearing a bespoke piece by Jenny Packham, a couturier who has become something of a household name thanks to the Duchess.
Observers were quick to draw parallels with the outfit worn by William's late mother when she posed on the same doorstep with her first-born son in a green spotted dress.
But where Diana appeared nervous and bewildered by the attention, a glowing Kate smiled broadly and spoke assuredly as she introduced her child to the world's press and the hordes of cheering well-wishers.
The newborn royal baby, driven by his father the Duke of Cambridge, has arrived home to Kensington Palace.