The first official photos of Prince George with his parents have been released showing the family at Kate's family home in Bucklebury.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge proudly showed the world their baby son, a future king, before taking him home tonight.
We look back at Kate's journey since early December 2012 when it became public knowledge that a royal baby was on its way.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Wellington at the start of their three week tour of New Zealand and Australia with their baby Prince George.
Getty's royal photographer Chris Jackson told ITV News Michael Middleton's pictures of Prince George were "charming" and a "good all-round effort".
He said: "In the future, I would recommend taking photos in the early morning or late evening when the light is turning to give a softer light to the image but it's a good all-round effort and it's a very charming image."
The photographer who took Prince William's baby photos has praised the snaps of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their newborn son, Prince George.
Ian Pelham-Turner gushed he "really loved" that he could "see the love in Kate's eyes towards her father".
Michael Middleton follows a long line of photographers to have captured important images of members of the royal family.
Little is known about how much experience the British Airways flight dispatcher-turned-businessman has behind the lens, but as the first official photographs to be taken of the future king, the pictures are sure to have their place in history.
The intimate family portraits were taken in the garden of the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, earlier this month and for Mr Middleton, they are not only of a future monarch but of his first grandchild.
Martin Keene, head of pictures at the Press Association, said the photographs were impressive. "Any photographer would have been pleased to have taken them," he said.
The first official photographs of Prince George have been released. Lying peacefully in the arms of the Duchess of Cambridge, the newborn, who is third in line to the throne, seems to be sleeping in the pictures.
The intimate pictures were taken by Kate's father Michael Middleton in a shady spot of the garden of the family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, earlier this month.
It seems George is becoming a popular name for aristocratic babies. After the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth earlier this week, the makers of ITV hit show Downton Abbey - filmed at Highclere Castle in Hampshire - have revealed Lady Mary Crawley's son is also called George.
But is seems Downton producers were first to pick the name as filming started months ago. The fictional baby George was apparently named after King George V.
The little prince has a name! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that he will be called George Alexander Louis.
The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge