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London (CNN) -- The public got its first view of the new heir to the British throne Tuesday as Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, left a London hospital hospital with their newborn son.

"It's very special," said William, who emerged from St. Mary's Hospital with his wife a day after the birth of their still-unnamed son. Catherine held the child, wrapped in a cream-colored blanket, as the couple waved to well-wishers outside.

"He's got her looks, thankfully," the prince added.

The couple left the hospital Tuesday evening with William carrying the boy out in a car seat and installing him in the back of a black SUV for the trip to Kensington Palace.

"Their Royal Highnesses would like to reiterate their thanks to the hospital for the care and treatment they have all received," a statement from the palace read.

The boy was born at 4:24 p.m. Monday, weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces. The new parents remained in the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London overnight.

William's father, Prince Charles, came to the hospital for a brief visit with his first grandchild Tuesday evening, accompanied by his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. He told reporters it was "marvelous."

Catherine's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, visited earlier, with Carole Middleton telling reporters the royal baby is "absolutely beautiful."

She said both mother and baby are doing "really well" and that she and her husband were "so thrilled" at being grandparents.

Royal baby: What's next?

A Kensington Palace spokesman said: "Mother, son and father are all doing well this morning." Queen Elizabeth II's gynecologist, Marcus Setchell, is at the hospital carrying out medical assessments of Catherine following the birth, the palace said earlier.

Bells, gun salutes

Meanwhile, guardsmen at Buckingham Palace, the queen's residence, played the Cliff Richard song "Congratulations" to mark the birth of the royal baby at the Changing of the Guard. The military ceremony, much beloved of tourists, involves a new guard exchanging duty with the old guard in the palace forecourt.

Interactive: World reacts to royal baby news

Crowds were gathered again outside Buckingham Palace, a day after they thronged there to see the formal notice announcing the baby's birth.

Multigun salutes were also staged Tuesday afternoon to welcome the new royal heir. The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Green Park released 41 rounds, while the Honorable Artillery Company at the Tower of London fired 62 rounds.

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Re: World gets first glimpse of Kate and William's royal baby boy
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 04:15:12 PM »
Yep, it's a baby!
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Re: World gets first glimpse of Kate and William's royal baby boy
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 04:26:24 PM »
From what you can see, he's cute.  Looks like he'll have dark hair.  Kate looked great having just given birth a day earlier.

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Re: World gets first glimpse of Kate and William's royal baby boy
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2013, 04:41:48 PM »
  Kate looked great having just given birth a day earlier.
Yes she does!

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Re: World gets first glimpse of Kate and William's royal baby boy
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2013, 05:24:24 PM »
I like how normal they try to be (at least considering he is the future king).  It was cute when he out the car seat in and went - whew - as in I did it on first try....  then he drove them away from the hospital.  His mother and father left with him and a chauffeur...  CNN did a really nice two-hour special last night on the two of them from childhood to today.  After Charles and Diana they are a breath of fresh air and you can tell it is love, not an arrangement and because of what happened to his mother he is very protective of Kate.

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Re: World gets first glimpse of Kate and William's royal baby boy
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2013, 07:24:18 PM »
I like how normal they try to be (at least considering he is the future king).  It was cute when he out the car seat in and went - whew - as in I did it on first try....  then he drove them away from the hospital.  His mother and father left with him and a chauffeur...  CNN did a really nice two-hour special last night on the two of them from childhood to today.  After Charles and Diana they are a breath of fresh air and you can tell it is love, not an arrangement and because of what happened to his mother he is very protective of Kate.
Yes they are a breath of fresh air.  :th_10444:


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Re: World gets first glimpse of Kate and William's royal baby boy
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2013, 07:37:26 PM »
Kate Middleton is a case where the sequel was better.

Princess Di was cute.  But she always appeared uncomfortable.

Her smiles weren't always genuine.  A lot were pensive.

Kate's OTOH....WHOA...she's spectacularly gorgeous and in a refreshing...Irish, twinkle in the eye sort-of-way.

She photographs beautifully and seems at ease in her married life to a prince.
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Re: World gets first glimpse of Kate and William's royal baby boy
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2013, 07:55:21 PM »
What a beautiful family!

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Re: World gets first glimpse of Kate and William's royal baby boy
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2013, 09:34:35 PM »
What a beautiful family!

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